UK's National Trust acknowledges colonial links to its properties
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India, Sept. 22 -- Large country houses in UK built with money looted or fortunes earned in colonial India are the focus of a new report by the National Trust, which owns and manages hundreds of historic houses, forts, castles and sylvan public spaces.
At least 50 such properties in England and Wales are linked to the East India Company, whose employees earned fortunes in India and returned home to build large houses and live in splendour. Such returning wealthy individuals were called 'nabobs', who also wielded political power in Westminster in the 18th and 19th centuries.
The trust has identified 93 properties linked to slavery and colonialism during the British Empire. The research is part of historical reviews initiated by several g...
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