TITLE

The siege of Calcutta

AUTHOR(S)
Bedford, Michael; Dettman, Bruce
PUB. DATE
April 1997
SOURCE
Military History;Apr97, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p34
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Claims that the governing council of the British East India Company in Calcutta should have recognized the signs of impending disaster early in April 1756, to avert events that led to the infamous night of the Black Hole. Information on Ali-virdi Khan, the imperial viceroy of Bengal and Siraj-ud Daula, who succeeded Khan as imperial viceroy; Information on the siege in Calcutta. INSET: The Black Hole: Separating myth from fact..
ACCESSION #
9703100417

 

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