Sir Stamford Raffles and the Conquest of Java

By the early 19th century, the Dutch controlled of most of the East Indies. Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles fought to oust the Dutch from the area. He also tried to enact radical reforms in Java, but he was fired by British East India Company. Why?

Topics in this Podcast: British history, British East India Company, 19th century, 18th century