What was Doctrine of Lapse? How did it help British in consolidating their rule in the subcontinent?

What was Doctrine of Lapse? How did it help British in consolidating their rule in the subcontinent?

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  1. If any indian ruler does not have a biological son then his subcontinent will be taken by British Empire

    It helped them in many ways they took away many territories from the Indian rulers like jhansi etc.

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