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History

The British Empire 

Indian mutiny...or war of independence?

TASK 1 - Read pages 118 and 119 
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Picture 2

TASK 2 - Complete the questions on page 119

Q1) What is a Sepoy?

Q2) Explain how a soldier would load a rifle in the 1850's OR copy source B and explain what a cartridge is

Q3) Carefully explain what caused the 1857 rebellion. You need to include what the British did in January 1857 - and why Hindu and Muslim Sepoys objected so strongly.

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