A view of the south side of the Fort of Gwalior - 1787
This is plate 6 from William Hodges' book, 'Select Views in India'. Gwalior had been the capital of an influential state and was renowned for its huge fortress, built on a narrow and long rocky hill of sandstone. The fortress, with its impressive line of battlements and bastions, was considered impregnable until 1780, when a small group of British soldiers scaled the walls during the night and captured it.
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