The Amboyna Conspiracy Trial

Adam Clulow | Sep 29, 2020

This project focuses on the Amboyna Conspiracy Trial of 1623. In this trial, Dutch authorities accused a group of English merchants and Japanese mercenaries of plotting to seize control of remote clove-producing island in modern-day Indonesia. Students can analyze and evaluate the case to gain a deeper understanding of the global effects of European commercial-military companies, including the early modern war on words. This site is featured on the World History Commons and the Roy Rosenzweig Center for New Media and History.

Tags: Britain Indian Ocean Southeast Asia World Class Activities Lesson Plans Primary Sources Readings Short Video Timelines Book & Media Economic Emotions/Senses Empires Exploration & Expansion Food & Foodways Human Rights & Violations Legal Maritime Visual Culture 1600-1800


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