Moluccas Islands

The Foundations of the East India Company

The 16th century paved the way for the East India Company, which would become one of the most notorious organizations in history. It was a hotbed of naval exploration. Our oceans belonged to Portugal and Spain, as they blazed trails through unchartered seas. Such was their dominance they agreed to split the world in half with the Treaty of Tordesillas, 1494.

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shipping forecast

Shipping Forecast History

Shipping Forecast and the wreck of the Royal Charter

If you are a keen sailor then you will know all about the Shipping Forecast. ┬áBut do you know how it came into being? ┬áThe historical details have all the hallmarks of a good story – gold, misfortune and shipwreck.

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