Project Proposal | ‘A State in Disguise as a Merchant’ or a Merchant in Disguise as a State? The Significance of the Nation in the Early Overseas Exchanges of the English East India Company, 1600-1634.

When Edmund Burke spoke at one of the many trials concerned with the impeachment of Warren Hastings (1788—1795), he offered a scathing diagnosis of the British East India Company. At the heart of his accusation, the idea that the Company