Franz Xaver Winterhalter - Le Maharaja Duleep Singh

Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary review – a radical Indian royal in the heart of empire

1801 - 2009 | This timeline was produced for the 'Maharajah Duleep Singh - Sovereign, Squire & Rebel' exhibition that told the extraordinary story of the conections between Thetford and the family. A king at five, the Maharajah became a favourite of Queen Victoria and was close to the Royal Household. He lived a life of an English aristocrat but died a broken man, alone and in poverty.

1801 - 2009 | This timeline was produced for the 'Maharajah Duleep Singh - Sovereign, Squire & Rebel' exhibition that told the extraordinary story of the conections between Thetford and the family. A king at five, the Maharajah became a favourite of Queen Victoria and was close to the Royal Household. He lived a life of an English aristocrat but died a broken man, alone and in poverty.

"Last Queen of Punjab" Maharani Jind Kaur (1817 63) "Married to Maharaja Ranjit Singh in 1835 Jind Kaur was regent of the Sikh Empire and a freedom fighter in the struggle to oust the British from the subcontinent. To say that the Maharani was a thorn in the side of the East India Company would have been an understatement. She was born into humble origins the daughter of the royal kennel keeper at the Sikh court in Lahore. Her ravishing beauty soon caught the attention of the Maharaja Ranjit

"Last Queen of Punjab" Maharani Jind Kaur (1817 63) "Married to Maharaja Ranjit Singh in 1835 Jind Kaur was regent of the Sikh Empire and a freedom fighter in the struggle to oust the British from the subcontinent. To say that the Maharani was a thorn in the side of the East India Company would have been an understatement. She was born into humble origins the daughter of the royal kennel keeper at the Sikh court in Lahore. Her ravishing beauty soon caught the attention of the Maharaja Ranjit

Princess Sophia Duleep Singh (centre, in green) at the Women's Coronation Procession in London, 1911. She was the daughter of Maharaja Duleep Singh, the last leader of the Sikh Empire, and Bamba Müller. Born in the lap of luxury and having Queen Victoria as her own god mother, the princess- a feminist, became a rebel suffragette, who marched alongside Emmeline Pankhurst and dedicated her life to ensure women would have the right to vote.

Princess Sophia Duleep Singh (centre, in green) at the Women's Coronation Procession in London, 1911. She was the daughter of Maharaja Duleep Singh, the last leader of the Sikh Empire, and Bamba Müller. Born in the lap of luxury and having Queen Victoria as her own god mother, the princess- a feminist, became a rebel suffragette, who marched alongside Emmeline Pankhurst and dedicated her life to ensure women would have the right to vote.

Maharaj Duleep Singh

Maharaj Duleep Singh

H H Rajagopala Thondaiman - Maharaja of Pudukkottai By Rohit Sonkiya

H H Rajagopala Thondaiman - Maharaja of Pudukkottai By Rohit Sonkiya

Princess Sophia daughter of Maharaj Duleep Singh

Princess Sophia daughter of Maharaj Duleep Singh

Princess Sophia daughter of Maharajah Duleep Singh

Princess Sophia daughter of Maharajah Duleep Singh

Maharaja Dalip Singh, GCSI (1838, Lahore, Sikh Empire –1893, Paris, France), commonly called Duleep Singh and later in life nicknamed the Black Prince of Perthshire,  was the last Maharaja of the Sikh Empire.

Maharaja Dalip Singh, GCSI (1838, Lahore, Sikh Empire –1893, Paris, France), commonly called Duleep Singh and later in life nicknamed the Black Prince of Perthshire, was the last Maharaja of the Sikh Empire.

Maharajah Dalip Singh (1838 – 1893) dressed for a State function, c.1875.  Later nicknamed the Black Prince of Perthshire, he was the last Maharaja of the Sikh Empire. He came to power after a series of intrigues, in which several other claimants to the throne & the Koh-i-Noor diamond, killed each other. After his exile to Britain at age 13 following the British annexation of the Punjab, he was befriended by Queen Victoria. In 1850, the Koh-i-noor Diamond was confiscated by the British.

Maharajah Dalip Singh (1838 – 1893) dressed for a State function, c.1875. Later nicknamed the Black Prince of Perthshire, he was the last Maharaja of the Sikh Empire. He came to power after a series of intrigues, in which several other claimants to the throne & the Koh-i-Noor diamond, killed each other. After his exile to Britain at age 13 following the British annexation of the Punjab, he was befriended by Queen Victoria. In 1850, the Koh-i-noor Diamond was confiscated by the British.

Maharaja Duleep Singh wearing a variety of jewelry including a presentation portrait miniature of Queen Victoria, ropes of pearls, and a diamond turban aigrette set with an enormous emerald. He also has hoop earrings with pearl and emerald beads.

Maharaja Duleep Singh wearing a variety of jewelry including a presentation portrait miniature of Queen Victoria, ropes of pearls, and a diamond turban aigrette set with an enormous emerald. He also has hoop earrings with pearl and emerald beads.

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