The Redcoat History Podcast

The Battle of Plassey: Part 1 The black hole of Calcutta

December 2, 2019

It's the start of a new season for the Redcoat History Podcast. In Season 2 we are exploring the Battle of Plassey and the birth of the British Empire in India. It's a fascinating story of intrigue, corruption and world-changing battles. 

 

In this episode, we examine the siege of the British in Calcutta by the Nawab of Bengal and the subsequent "Blackhole" incident 0f 1756 which ignited a passion for revenge amongst the British. 

 

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