British Establish Sovereignty Over India

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British Establish Sovereignty Over India
The British establish their sovereignty in India when they defeat the Bengalese nabob at the Battle of Nabob. Robert Clive led the British force. The British were avenging the attack the year before by Siraj-ud-Daula on Calcutta where he was trying to drive all Europeans out of Bengal He locked up 146 Europeans in a small guardroom. Overnight 2/3 died in the heat in what became known as the "Black hole of Calcutta"