British recapture Calcutta from Mogul forces (51 words)
Historical Context Note
Having arrived back in India to take command of Fort St. David, south of Madras, in June 1756, on 16 October 1756 Clive led a British army force from in Madras to retake Calcutta from Siraj-ud-Daula. He recaptured Calcutta on 2 January 1757 and forced Siraj-ud-Daula to pay compensation and permit British fortification of the city.
Editors. "British recapture Calcutta from Mogul forces". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2010
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