Lieutenant Colonel Robert Clive at Plassey, 1757

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Battle of Plassey

The Battle of Plassey was fought in north-eastern India on 23 June 1757 during the Seven Years War (1756-63). Troops of the British East India Company, led by Robert Clive, came up against the forces of Siraj-ud-Daulah, the last Nawab of Bengal, and his French allies.

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