Robert Clive of India Clive (1725-1774), was central to the creation of British India. Expelled from three schools (he ran a protection racket) he was sent to India where his talents and bravery found an outlet in the political and military game of divide and conquer. Plagued by ill-health and depression, he committed suicide at the age of 49. Clive Steps, King Charles St SW1 Tube: Westminster
Blowing from guns 1858. Blowing from guns was not a punishment invented by the British. It had been the recognised penalty for mutiny and rebellion from seventeenth century Mughal India onwards, and was employed in the suppression of the Indian Mutiny (1857-1859). 'Blowing away' was an extreme statement of violence which served as the ultimate sanction of imperial rule, the bodies of the victims being effaced, and the onlookers spattered with blood and gobbets of flesh.
A Fabulous Grenadier Guards 1803 Blue & Gilt Battle Sword Waterloo Vintage Made and used in the Grenadier's campaigns in the Peninsular War, Quatre Bras & Waterloo. This is a simply stunning and magnificent sword [made in 1805] from one of the most glorious and historical regiments of the British Army, the 1st Foot Guards, The Grenadier Guards no less! It is also in superb condition for it's age.