British recapture Calcutta from Mogul forces (51 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

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.

Citation:
Editors. "British recapture Calcutta from Mogul forces". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2010
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