How The English Conquest of Bengal Led to the American Revolution

A chain of events not often talked about

Grant Piper
7 min readMay 1, 2023

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In 1757, the shrewd British East India Company officer Robert Clive won a decisive battle in Bengal. The battle, known as the Battle of Plassey, was locally significant in that it essentially turned over control of the region to the British East India Company. This transfer of power…

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Grant Piper

Professional writer. Amateur historian. Husband, father, Christian.