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TABOO: The East India Company and the true horrors of Empire.

“When you left London the East India Company was a trading company,” Tom Hardy’s troubled anti-hero James Delaney is warned in the second episode of the BBC’s prime-time drama Taboo. “Now it is God Almighty.” Discussing the show before it aired, writer Stephen Knight referred to the East India Company …

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“Edwina and Nehru’s love was platonic because he was impotent”.

The grandson of Lord Louis Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India, has claimed that the widely-rumoured love affair between Mountbatten’s wife Edwina and India’s first Prime Minister Jawarharlal Nehru was a “platonic” one as Nehru was “impotent”. Ashley Hicks, whose mother Pamela was Lord Mountbatten and Edwina’s younger daughter, told …

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