||The Birth of Empire: The East India Company
Birth of Empire: The East India Company. UNAUTHORIZED
||English Government Control (2:22) -- Lord Richard Wellesley (3:13) -- Territorial Expansion (1:37) -- Wellesley's Country Residence (3:15) -- Christian Missionaries (2:58) -- William Wilberforce (2:28) -- 1813 Charter Act (2:20) -- From Traders to Colonial Administrators (2:10) -- British Wives in India (2:38) -- Westernizing India (2:01) -- English Language System of Education (3:04) -- Opium Trade (2:15) -- Showdown with China (1:25) -- Mutiny of the Indian Army (4:23) -- Indian Rebellion of 1857 (2:04) -- British Revenge (2:52) -- End of the East India Company (4:06) -- Credits: The East India Company: Episode 2 (0:34)
||By 1800 the East India Company had grown into a colossal trading empire. But scandal and corruption in the 18th century led to a curtailment of its powers by the British government. The state now controlled the company's affairs in India and, throughout the 19th century, would chip away at its remaining powers and trading privileges. The company was transformed from a trading enterprise into the rulers of India, and governed vast swathes of the subcontinent on behalf of the British Crown. As the company traded opium to a reluctant Chinese Empire, in India a dangerous chasm opened up between the British rulers and the Indian people. Alienated and disaffected, significant numbers of the company's massive army of Indian soldiers revolted and the Company's handling of the mutiny was its final undoing. In 1858 British India passed into Queen Victoria's hands and the Raj was born.
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|Source of description||Title from distributor's description (Films Media Group, September 3, 2015).|
|Issued in other form||digital transfer of (manifestation): BBC Worldwide Ltd., 2014.|
|Publisher number||86507s Films Media Group|
|Publisher number||86509 Films Media Group|