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Baron Clive   /bˈærən klaɪv/   Listen
Baron Clive

British general and statesman whose victory at Plassey in 1757 strengthened British control of India (1725-1774).  Synonyms: Baron Clive of Plassey, Clive, Robert Clive.

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... annually, and consequently under the control of the court of proprietors in which every holder of L500 stock had a vote. It proved itself unequal to its new position. Clive returned to England in 1760, the possessor of a princely fortune, and in 1762 was created Baron Clive of Plassey in the Irish peerage. He was opposed in the court of directors by a party headed by Sullivan. In India he was succeeded by Vansittart, and there troubles soon arose, chiefly from the greed of the company's servants. Mir Jafar, the ...
— The Political History of England - Vol. X. • William Hunt

Words linked to "Baron Clive" :   Clive, statesman, national leader, full general, general, solon

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