The Honourable East India Company, war in the Crimea and the recognition of bravery

Episode 2,  Nov 05, 2020, 12:01 AM

As the activities of the East India Company gather momentum with its own military operations, so Mark Smith explains that the significance of the medal gathers pace too; while closer to home, the hard fighting that characterises the Crimean War leads to the incorporation of the highest award for valour: the Victoria Cross.