Monday, October 17, 2011

The first 50 years of Privy Council appeals from India

I've just finished putting up all my notes for the first 50 appeals to the Privy Council from territories governed by the English East India Company (introduction and chart here). I was inspired by the fact that all of the Privy Council minutes before 1800 are now available online for free. This is an important development for anyone working on the history of the early modern British world and I would very much like to see some projects emerge which take advantage of this now-more-accessible-than-ever data. In the coming months I hope I can stir up interest and maybe create a digital resource covering all appeals to the PC before 1800. I would love to hear from others interested in seeing this happen.