Travels in Southern England – The Bath Literature Festival

Days 1 and 2

2 March 2015

I am in the city of Bath visiting the city’s Literature festival. Yesterday I went to a talk on Sophia: Princess, Suffragette given by BBC Radio 4 presenter Anita Anand at the Masonic Hall. It was a strange place to give such a talk. Ms Anand stood in front of the Masonic throne in a room surrounded by Masonic shields and other symbols. I suspect that the Suffragettes would have been horrified by the surroundings. However, it was a nice talk given by an expert who had done a great deal of research on the life of Princess Sophia Duleep Singh, heir to the Kingdom of the Sikhs, exiled in the early 1900s to the Victorian court.

Keith Jahans
Editore, Peatmore Press

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