Queen Elizabeth charters British East India Company. Murky future for British East India Company. Portugal and The Netherlands already established in India and East Indies. Hostile Turks block British out of Red Sea and Persian Gulf.
This selection is from Ledger and Sword: Or, The honourable company of merchants of England trading to the East Indies, 1599-1874 by Henry Beckles Willson published in 1903.
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