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Clive of India

Seeing that it is the anniversary of the Battle Of Plassey, Robert Clive was born in September 1725 at Styche Hall, near the village of Moreton Say near Market Drayton. His father, Richard, was a lawyer and a former MP, … Continue reading

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Calcutta falls to the British in 1757 on this date

2nd January, 1757: The British take Calcutta back from Nawab Siraj-ud-daulah who had been holding the city since June 1956. The young Nawab had succeeded his grandfather Alivardi, a British sympathiser. He was angered by their refusal to stop adding … Continue reading

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