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general in India, he used military force and diplomacy to strengthen and expand
an initially problematic British authority. In the Fourth Mysore War, Tipu Sultan,
Muslim ruler of Mysore and a sympathizer of revolutionary France, was defeated
June 22, 1922, London), field marshal, chief of the British imperial general - - Sir
Henry Hughes Wilson, detail of a painting by John Singer Sargent; in the
National Portrait Gallery, London By courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery.
Frequently besieged by the French in the 17th century, it was occupied by a
Dutch garrison from 1715 until 1794, when it was taken by the French. As the
centre of the British Ypres salient from 1914 to 1918, it was completely destroyed.
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