The Battle Of Plassey 1757: The Victory That Won an Empire, by Stuart Reid
The victory at Plassey in 1757 established Britain as the dominant force in India, the whole of which gradually come under British control and became the most prized possession in its empire. Few battles in history have ever had such profound consequences.
The battle was fought by individuals rather than anonymous masses; some were heroes, some were cowards and most of them were rogues on the make.
The story is not only about Robert Clive, a clerk from Shropshire who became to all intents and purposes an emperor, but also about Eyre Coote an Irishman who fought with everyone he met, about Alexander Grant a Jacobite who first escaped from Culloden and then, Flashman-like was literally the last man into the last boat to escape Calcutta and the infamous Black Hole.
“Readers with a particular, and deep, interest in the early military campaigns of the East India Company are likely to want to purchase this book and will appreciate the author’s research.” - Miniature Wargames