In its earliest days, the East India Company was seen not as a threat to Asia’s elites, but as a means of strengthening their powers.
A Dutch conspiracy trial in the Indonesian archipelago gave birth to a sadly enduring English word.
Today's featured articles
The extent to which Britons were involved in slave-ownership has been laid bare by a project based at University College London. Katie Donington shows how one family profited.
Mark Rathbone analyses the causes and consequences of sudden changes of policy in nineteenth-century British politics.
As human populations expand and their exploitation of the globe increases, so does their vulnerability to certain diseases.
Volume 70 Issue 10 October 2020