"The Nabob's Daughter" Sample

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For now, here is a basic explanation of what a nabob is:

 

A nabob is a somewhat derogatory term for a British national who made a large fortune in India. Before 1813 nabob's made their money through the East India Trading Company who, since the 1600s, held a monopoly on trade with India and other Asian countries. After the Charter Act of 1813, merchants were no longer required to be part of the EITC, and only needed a trading license from Britain to trade most goods in Asia.

 

Many men went to India to seek their fortune, and those who succeeded became excessively rich. These "nabobs" would often use their great wealth to buy out the debts of members of Britain's aristocrats in exchange for their children marrying to the noble line or to purchase themselves or others seats in Parliament.