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Indian Rebellion of 1857

10th May 1857

The events of 1857 to 1859 were tragic and momentous. The challenge to British colonial rule was on an unprecedented scale. Initially a mutiny by local troops, the conflict spread to involve local princes, rulers and land-owners. The fighting was widespread and involved horrific acts of brutality by both sides as well as great courage.

Mutiny and Insurgency in India 1857-58 at Pen and Sword Books Back to Anniversaries