The Letter of Marque

The Letter of Marque

In the days of fighting sail, a letter of marque and reprisal was a government license authorizing a person (known as a privateer) to attack and capture enemy vessels and bring them before admiralty courts for condemnation and sale. This Letter would involve...
The Largest Corporation in History

The Largest Corporation in History

This is the symbol of the Dutch East Indies Company. Formed in 1602, it was the first multi-national corporation and the first company to issue stock. They specialized in shipping gold and silver to the Far East buy diamonds from India,rubies and sapphires from Ceylon...