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.

Learn more about the Royal Charter here



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