Amboyna Conspiracy Trial

Trials fascinate us because they present a single question — innocent or guilty. But trials can also be used to tell us about a particular society at a particular time. This project focuses on a famous legal case from the early modern period, the Amboyna Conspiracy Trial of 1623. In this trial, Dutch authorities accused a group of English merchants and Japanese mercenaries of plotting to seize control of a castle on a remote island in modern-day Indonesia, killing anyone who resisted.

The Amboyna Conspiracy Trial is the product of a long-term collaboration between Dr. Adam Clulow and the RRCHNM. Funding for the project was generously provided by Monash University.

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