The Boston Tea Party marked a turning point in Colonial American-British relations, triggering a sequence of events that ultimately led to the American Revolutionary War. This act of defiance resonated deeply across the American colonies. At the heart of the conflict was the tea leaf, a commodity shipped to Britain and its colonies by the formidable British East India Company. As the world’s largest corporation of its time, the British East India Company wielded not just economic influence but also increasingly acted as an imperial force in its own right.

Join John and Patrick as they explore the role of the British East India Company and its impact, including its involvement in a devastating famine in India that stirred concerns in colonial America.

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