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Letter by a British official in 1759 on the Seven Years War in India
(Catalogue ref: SP 54/45/72)
Catalogue ref: SP 54/45/72; letter on Seven Years War, 1759
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Study this source carefully. Different parts of the source will contain clues about why the British became empire builders in India. As you study the source, ask yourself:
  • What does this source tell you about how the British were performing in the Seven Years War?
  • How reliable is this source as evidence of the British performance?
  • What clues does this source provide about why the British built an empire in India?
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