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A brand new volume describing the eventful history of one of the world's most famous and celebrated ships from her construction at Dumbarton in 1869, her famous tea voyages as well as those with other cargoes, through to a career under a Portuguese flag and subsequent return to the Thames, Greenwich, the dramatic fire, painstaking restoration and glorious reopening in April 2012.

A brand new volume describing the eventful history of one of the world's most famous and celebrated ships from her construction at Dumbarton in her

The rivalry for trade in tea and textiles between the English and Dutch East India companies is very much a global history. This trade is strongly connected to emblematic events such as the opening of Western trade with China, the Boston Tea Party, the establishment of British Empire in Bengal and the Industrial Revolution.

The rivalry for trade in tea and textiles between the English and Dutch East India companies is very much a global history. This trade is strongly

From the Untold Lives BLog post 'Researching Untold Lives' Image: European lady and her family, attended by an ayah. From The costume and customs of modern India (London, c.1824)

European lady and her family, attended by an ayah. From The costume and customs of modern India (London,

Sir James Rivett-Carnac (1785–1846), Bt, Director of the East India Company (1827), Governor of Bombay (1838–1841)

Portrait of Sir James Rivett-Carnac Bt, Director of the East India Company Governor of Bombay c. 1840 by Henry William Pickersgill (British

8th Bengal Native Infantry, East India Company Georgian Officer’s Coatee circa 1830

Bengal Native Infantry, East India Company Georgian Officer’s Coatee circa 1830

"The great The great and glorious masterpiece of man is how to live a life with purpose." --Montaigne   #tea #wisdom”

"The great The great and glorious masterpiece of man is how to live a life with purpose.

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