First Anglo-Maratha War

Causes of first Anglo-Maratha War After Madhavrao Peshwa’s death in 1772, his brother Narayanrao became the Maratha Empire’s peshwa (ruler). In August 1773, Narayanrao was assassinated by his palace guards, and his uncle Raghunathrao (Raghoba) became Peshwa. However, Narayanrao’s wife, Gangabai, gave birth to a lawful heir to the throne after his death. ‘Sawai’ Madhavrao … Read more