British rule in Singapore.pdf

British rule in Singapore PDF

Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 115. Chapters: 1915 Singapore Mutiny, Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 1824, Arthur Young (governor), Battle of Bukit Timah, Battle of Sarimbun Beach, Battle of Singapore, British Far East Command, British Military Administration (Malaya), Changi Murals, Chief Secretary, Singapore, Chinese Protectorate, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Double Tenth Incident, East India Company, Edward Boustead, Franklin Charles Gimson, Frank Keith Simmons, George Drumgoole Coleman, Governors of Singapore, Jackson Plan, Japanese occupation of Singapore, John Fearns Nicoll, John Turnbull Thomson, Kangchu system, Kempeitai East District Branch, Kent Ridge Park, Legislative Council of Singapore, Legislative Council of the Straits Settlements, Lim Bo Seng, List of British Governors of the Straits Settlements, Malayan dollar, Malaya and British Borneo dollar, Manasseh Meyer, Operation Jaywick, Post-war Singapore, Postage stamps and postal history of the Straits Settlements, Resident (title), Richard Olaf Winstedt, Robert Brown Black, Selarang Barracks Incident, Self-governance of Singapore, Shenton Thomas, Shinozaki Mamoru, Singaporean general election, 1948, Singaporean general election, 1951, Singaporean general election, 1955, Singapore Improvement Trust, Singapore in the Straits Settlements, Sook Ching massacre, Stamford Raffles, Straits dollar, Tan Chong Tee, Tengku Alam Shah, Thomas Otho Travers, William A. Pickering, William Allmond Codrington Goode, William Farquhar, William Henry Macleod Read. Excerpt: The East India Company (EIC), originally chartered as the Governor and Company of Merchants of London trading into the East Indies, and more properly called the Honourable East India Company, was an English and later (from 1707) British joint-stock company formed for pursuing trade with the East Indies but which ended up trading mainly with the Indian subcontinent, North-west frontier province and Balochistan. The East India Company traded mainly in cotton, silk, indigo dye, salt, saltpetre, tea and opium. The Company was granted a Royal Charter by Queen Elizabeth in 1600, making it the oldest among several similarly formed European East India Companies. Shares of the company were owned by wealthy merchants and aristocrats. The government owned no shares and had only indirect control. The Company eventually came to rule large areas of India with its own private armies, exercising military power and assuming administrative functions. Company rule in India effectively began in 1757 after the Battle of Plassey and lasted until 1858 when, following the Indian Rebellion of 1857, the Government of India Act 1858 led to the British Crown assuming direct control of India in the era of the new British Raj. The company was dissolved in 1874 as a result of the East India Stock Dividend Redemption Act passed one year earlier, as the Government of India Act had by then rendered it vestigial, powerless and obsolete. Its functions had been fully absorbed into the official government machinery of British India and its private Presidency armies had been nationalised by the British Crown. Sir James Lancaster commanded the first East India Company voyage in 1601Soon after the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588, London merchants presented a petition to Queen Elizabeth I for permission to sail to the Indian Ocean. The permission was granted and on 10 April 1591 three ships sailed from Torbay England around the Cape of Good Hope to the Arabian Sea...

British Empire, a worldwide system of dependencies—colonies, protectorates, and other territories—that over a span of some three centuries was brought under the sovereignty of the crown of Great Britain and the administration of the British government. Learn more about the British Empire in this article. Singapore - Crown Colony - Country Studies

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