Amboyna Conspiracy Trial

The Amboyna conspiracy trial was one of the most famous legal cases of the early modern period. It resulted in the execution of 20 individuals in a public square and it poisoned relations between two emerging European superpowers, the Dutch Republic and England. This educational website explores the events on Amboyna, the politics of torture and waterboarding, and the race for spices.

Created by Dr. Adam Clulow (Faculty of Arts, Monash University) and the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University with funding to the Research Accelerator Program at Monash University.