French abandon siege of Madras when a British fleet arrives

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Historical Context Note

The French, under the command of Comte de Lally, abandon the city of Madras, which they had been besieging since December 1758, on the arrival of a British fleet.
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Editors. "French abandon siege of Madras when a British fleet arrives". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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