Clive of India

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1725
Born in Shropshire
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1743
Entered the service of EIC as a clerk
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1744
Arrive in Madras, India
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1751
A small force under his command seized Arcot, and then held it against attack from far greater numbers; this made his military reputation
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1757
Victor at Plaseey over Siraj-ud-Daula paved the way for British control of India
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1760
Returned to Britain and was give a hero's welcome
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1765
Returned to India to govern Bengal
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1767
Ill health forced him to return to Britain; he was accused of corruption, having made himself very rich whilst in India
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1773
Parliamentary enquiry into his governing of Bengal found that it had not been corrupt and passed motion saying that he had given "great and meritorious service to this country"
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1774
Suffering from ill health and in great pain, despite taking opium, he committed suicide.
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Entered the service of EIC as a clerk

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Arrive in Madras, India

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A small force under his command seized Arcot, and then held it against attack from far greater numbers; this made his military reputation

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Victor at Plaseey over Siraj-ud-Daula paved the way for British control of India

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