City of London, England, United Kingdom
East India Arms
Queen Elizabeth I signed the Charter creating ‘The Company of Merchants of London Trading to the East Indies’. Over 200 subscribers raised almost £70,000 — a massive amount at that time — for a voyage to the east. The Company was granted a monopoly on all English trade east of the Cape of Good Hope.
For more than two centuries The East India Company acted as the vehicle for British commercial and imperial expansion in Asia. Until its demise in the aftermath of the Indian Mutiny (1857-59), it dominated both trade and Empire.
At one time, a tenth of the British exchequer's revenue came from customs duties on the imports. The ‘East India’ lobby played a leading role in London's commercial, cultural and political life as well as a huge influence on the development of the Port of London. Events at the Company’s headquarters in Leadenhall Street were always watched closely by a suspicious Parliament uneasy about its power and influence.
The East India Company ceased trading in 1834 and finally
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 51° 30.743′ N, 0° 4.757′ W. Marker is in City of London, England. Marker is at the intersection of Fenchurch Street and Fenchurch Place, on the right when traveling east on Fenchurch Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 67 Fenchurch Stree, City of London, England EC3M 4BR, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St Gabriel Fenchurch (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Trinity House (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Tower Hill Execution Site (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Tower Hill Memorial (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); a different marker also named The Tower Hill Memorial (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); a different marker also named The Tower Hill Memorial (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); London Wall (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Edward I’s formidable fortress (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of London.
Also see . . .
1. East India Company on Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 12, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. East India Arms on Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 12, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 12, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.