Huw Bowen is a specialist on British economic, imperial, maritime, and political history, with a particular interest in Britain’s commercial relations with Asia between 1600 and 1850. He also writes about Welsh history and his next book will be on Wales and the World 1600-1914. Among his many publications are three books published by Cambridge University Press: Revenue and Reform: The Indian Problem in British Politics, 1757-1773 (1991); War and British Society, 1688-1815 (1996); and The Business of Empire: The East India Company and Imperial Britain, 1756-1833 (2007). He is currently exploring how the global copper industry shaped the industrial development of the Swansea Valley. On behalf of Swansea University he led the Cu @ Swansea project, a major cross-sector heritage-led economic regeneration project located in the Lower Swansea Valley. For more on this project see http://hafodmorfacopperworks.com/. Huw Bowen is the founding editor of the research monograph series 'The Worlds of the East India Company'. He is Fellow of the Royal Historical Society; Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences; and Member of the Institute of Directors. He also writes about history, music, and sport in newspapers and magazines.