A talk at Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds by Clive Paine on Saturday 4 May at 10.00am.
The Maharajah was brought to England in 1853, aged 15, following the British annexing of the Punjab. He became a favourite of Queen Victoria and her Children. He purchased Elveden Estate in 1863 and rebuilt the Hall in an Indian Style in 1871. He ended his life in exile and disgrace in Paris, yet Queen Victoria remained a loyal friend even sending a representative to his funeral at Elveden in 1893. This talk traces the relationship between Queen Victoria and Maharajah using photographs, illustrations, letters and local and national archives.
Booking is essential for this talk, payment is required to secure your place. Early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. The duration of the talk given is approximate.
The fee for this talk is £7.50.
Phone: 01284 741212
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