The Battle of Plassey, 1757

Lord Clive after Battle of PlasseyThe Battle of Plassey took place on 23 June 1757 between the forces of the East India Company, led by Robert Clive (Clive of India), and the Nawab of Bengal. The 'battle' was fought at Polashi, a village 150km north of Calcutta on the banks of the river Bhagirathi, although no real battle took place because the Nawab was betrayed by the noblemen of his court. The victory by the East India Company allowed them to collect tax revenues from Bengal and led to the establishment of Company rule in India. 

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