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Event Category: Talks & Tours
Prince Victor Duleep Singh & the Curse of the Carnarvons
Thursday 4 July 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Join Ancient House Museum in Thetford for a talk by William Cross, FSA Scot, author of several books on the Carnarvons of Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey) and hear about the controversial story of the close friendship between Lord George Carnarvon (the Earl of Highclere Castle who discovered Tutankhamun) and Prince Victor Duleep Singh, the grandson of Maharajah Ranjit Singh of Lahore, the Lion of the Punjab and the founder of the great Sikh empire.
William Cross will be signing copies of his book after the talk.
This event is part of the Festival of Norfolk & Punjab, which takes place 15 June until 3 August across various venues in Norfolk. The Festival is a county wide celebration of the life and achievements of the Duleep Singh family and their contribution to Norfolk. The ‘Duleep Singhs’, the last Royal family of the Punjab were associated with Norfolk for almost a century.
Fees: Free - booking essential