Parliamentary enquiry into conduct of Robert Clive of India

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Historical Context Note

Over-extended by its military operations in Bengal, the East India Company appealed to the British government for financial support to stave off bankruptcy. This request gave opportunity to the opponents of Robert Clive to call for investigation by parliamentary committee. Various instances of personal corruption were exposed, but Clive was exonerated and praised for rendering “great and meritorious services to his country”. Clive nonetheless killed himself in 1774.

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Citation:
Clark, Robert. "Parliamentary enquiry into conduct of Robert Clive of India". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2010
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