Queen Victoria grants the British South African Company a Royal Charter.

29 October 1889   Zimbabwe

On this day in 1889, Queen Victoria granted the British South Africa Company a Royal Charter. The company received a Royal Charter modeled on the that of British East India Company. The directors were the 2nd Duke of Abercorn, Cecil John Rhodes and Alfred Beit.



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