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Rare Seven Years War Map, showing the Southern Part of India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives, site of the Battle of Golden Rock.

The Battle of Golden Rock was fought between forces of the British and French East India Companies on June 26, 1753, during the Second Carnatic War. French troops, assisted by Mysorean cavalry, assaulted a British outpost near Trichinopoly, drawing the main British force defending Trichinopoly. The British, commanded by Stringer Lawrence, were victorious.

Heiden's work focused on the various theaters of war and strategic points of interest during the Seven Years War between France and Great Britain.