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‘Kings in Our Own Right’
Two former soldiers in India find British bureaucracy
cramps their style, so they set off to become kings of their own land.
by Rudyard Kipling 1865-1936
The Moth Versus the Fire
After its prime minister signed the Maratha Confederacy over
to the East India Company, the member states rose up in a body.
by Harsukh Rai fl. 1799-1805
One Man Army
The fort at Budge Budge near Calcutta proved stubborn against the
massed artillery of the East India Company, but a tipsy seaman took it all by himself.
by Edward Fraser 1908
Seeds of Empire
The British Empire may be said to have started when Elizabethan
importers got into a fight with the Dutch over the price of pepper.
by Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall 1867-1941
The Siege of Arcot
Twenty-five-year-old Robert Clive’s extraordinary daring helped to
prevent India falling into the hands of the French King.
by Thomas Babington Macaulay 1800-1859
William H. Sleeman
A Tale of Three Rivers
The Rivers Son and Narmada rise together in the hills of Amarkantak, but because of Johilla they never meet again.
by William H. Sleeman 1788-1856
The Copy Book
Think and Speak