Friday, April 1, 2011
7 Years War In India/ The Third Carnatic War
I found it extremely interesting that the 7 years war in India extended from Southern India into Bengal. The battle between the British East India Company and French East India Company were fought on land dominated by the Mughal Empire. British and French forces fought to win over major Indian territory, especially Calcutta. In 1761, the French-Indian capital fell to British forces. The Carnatic Wars lasted almost 20 years; the "third Carnatic war" coincided with the 7 years war in America, reigniting conflict between the French and British forces.