Historical books with Guinevere Hall
In this historical books segment with Guinevere Hall from Typeface Books we look at:
Nathaniels Nutmeg: How One Man’s Courage Changed the Course of History – by Giles Milton
The extraordinary adventure-filled story of how England came to own Manhattan in the seventeenth century. In 1616, an English adventurer, Nathaniel Courthope, stepped ashore on a remote island in the East Indies on a secret mission – to persuade the islanders of Run to grant a monopoly to England over their nutmeg, a fabulously valuable spice in Europe. This infuriated the Dutch, who were determined to control the world’s nutmeg supply. For five years Courthope and his band of thirty men were besieged by a force one hundred times greater – and his heroism set in motion the events that led to the founding of the greatest city on earth.
The Anarchy: The relentless rise of the East India Company – by William Dalrymple
In his most ambitious book to date, bestselling historian William Dalrymple tells the timely and cautionary tale of the rise of the East India Company and one of the most supreme acts of corporate violence in world history.
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