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Clive’s Conquest of East India House and the Company’s Conquest of Bengal

James M. Vaughn

in The Politics of Empire at the Accession of George III: The East India Company and the Crisis and Transformation of Britain's Imperial State

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300208269
eISBN:
9780300240542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208269.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter discusses how Robert Clive managed not only to undo Laurence Sulivan's supremacy at East India House but also to be returned to Bengal with extraordinary civilian and military powers. ... More


The Plassey Revolution in Bengal and the Company’s Civil War in Britain

James M. Vaughn

in The Politics of Empire at the Accession of George III: The East India Company and the Crisis and Transformation of Britain's Imperial State

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300208269
eISBN:
9780300240542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208269.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter first discusses the events leading up to and following the “Plassey Revolution” of 1757, which shifted the balance of power in Bengal heavily in favor of the East India Company (EIC). In ... More


Company India: Private Empire Building

Timothy H. Parsons

in The Rule of Empires: Those Who Built Them, Those Who Endured Them, and Why They Always Fall

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199931156
eISBN:
9780190254698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199931156.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter examines the history of the British East India Company. It discusses the Battle of Plassey in 1757 which marked the start of direct British rule in eastern India and the East India ... More


Burke and Empire in Context

Daniel I. O’Neill

in Edmund Burke and the Conservative Logic of Empire

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520287822
eISBN:
9780520962866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287822.003.0002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines Edmund Burke's conception of empire in context by focusing on the etymology of the term empire and the ideology of British Empire in the eighteenth century. After discussing the ... More


A British Empire by Treaty in Eighteenth-Century India

Robert Travers

in Empire by Treaty: Negotiating European Expansion, 1600-1900

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199391783
eISBN:
9780190213213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391783.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, Social History

From the middle of the eighteenth century the British in India used treaties with South Asian rulers to give legal form and sanction to their growing military and territorial power. While the British ... More


Fishing Fleets

Joan Mickelson Gaughan

in The 'Incumberances': British Women in India, 1615-1856

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198092148
eISBN:
9780199082780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092148.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

Following Robert Clive’s victory at Plassey, ‘shaking the pagoda tree’, that is, finding a wealthy ‘nabob’ and marrying him for ‘three hundred pounds, dead or alive’, provided British women with ... More


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