Wednesday, 17 May 2017


Duleep Singh

On Monday May 22 I'll be talking about the glamorous but doomed Duleep Singh, the last Maharajah of Lahore who became a great favourite of Queen Victoria when he left his Indian homeland to live as a Christian in England ~ at least until he decided that he'd like to have his throne returned, not to mention the priceless Koh-i-nor; his country's sovereign symbol which Victoria took as ransom at the end of the Second Anglo Sikh War.

 It's the stuff of adventure and tragedy, with many twists and turns along the way.

At the same event Shrabani Basu will be talking about Victoria's favourite and confidante, Abdul Karim.

The event takes place at The George Public House in Eton at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from the Thames Valley History Festival website.