A satirical cartoon by Gillray showing the wealth made from colonial rule in India, 1788

A satirical cartoon by Gillray showing the wealth made from colonial rule in India. Warren Hastings, in oriental dress, sits on a commode decorated with an upturned crown, distributing bags of money to Edward Thurlow, the Lord Chancellor, and William Pitt, the Prime Minister. Queen Charlotte, clutching a sack of money, kisses Hastings' foot, while George III crouches in the corner with his hand in the commode, collecting the remaining coins , 1788, P3310

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