Guardian of the East India Company: The Life of Laurence Sulivan (International Library of Historical Studies)
George K. McGilvaryISBN: 1850438560;
Laurence Sulivan embodied the East India Company. He lived at the Company's heart in the city of London in India House, and controlled a vast commercial and political empire during Britain's "Commercial Revolution" and rise to superpower status and supremacy in India and South and Southeast Asia. He was "king-maker," politician, manipulator and negotiator, deeply involved in British and Indian affairs, friend and confident of Chatham, Clive, Burke and Pitt the Younger and--very importantly--protector of Warren Hastings. McGilvary paints a vivid and convincing picture of an influential and colorful business figure as he controlled the most powerful private company of his day.
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