What’s On at Midland Ancestors –
Wolverhampton: Clive of India
Wed 30th October 2024 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm GMT
Robert Clive was born near Market Drayton in 1725 and has been widely credited for laying the foundation of the British East India Company (EIC).
Clive’s actions on behalf of the EIC have made him one of Britain’s most controversial colonial figures. His achievements included checking French imperialist ambitions on the Coromandel Coast and establishing EIC control over Bengal, thereby furthering the establishment of the British Raj, though he worked only as an agent of the East India Company, not of the British government.
Our presenter, Max Keen, is a lively and animated speaker who is sure to provide an entertaining evening whilst dressed in a costume of the period.
Doors open at 7.15 pm for a meeting start time of 7.30 pm