Battle of Plassey- 1757
- British rule in India is conventionally described as having begun in 1757
- Forces of the East India Company under Robert Clive defeated the army of Siraj-ud-daulah, the Nawab of Bengal
- French were no longer a significant force in Bengal.
- Battle of Plassey signified the state of things to come: few British victories were achieved without the use of bribes, and few promises made by the British were ever kept
- Nawabs became puppet rulers