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EPUB á MOBI A Glimpse of Empire ☆ 9780859553216 FREE ´ ❮Reading❯ ➽ A Glimpse of Empire ➶ Author Jessica Douglas-Home – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk A GLIMPSE OF EMPIRE is the story of a young Anglo Irish beauty's visit to Delhi for the 1911 Royal Durbar where a new King George V is toAle Ruler the Begum of Bhopal Her diary shows her deepening awareness of the ambivalence of certain maharajahs towards British Rule even while she is being entertained royally in their lakeside palaces Her Irish upbringing gives her an instinctive feeling for the mixture of their longing for independence and an affection for the mother country The book is copiously illustrated by her own photographs A mildly interesting look the intersection of pre G

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A GLIMPSE OF EMPIRE is the story of a young Anglo Irish beauty's visit to Delhi for the 1911 Royal Durbar where a new King George V is to be proclaimed Emperor to reinforce the loyalty to the Crown of India's ruling Princes For a fortnight of relentless ceremony unheard of extravagance and imposing military spectacle in the setting of a vast Tented City complete with its own farms railway telegraph I enjoyed this book especially as an exercise but i

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A Glimpse of EmpireAnd post offices Lilah Wingfield meets many of the most remarkable colonial characters of the day including some of the foremost Indian Princes vying to stage the most lavish display to prove their devotion to the Raj As the tents are dismantled Lilah travels through India to the dangerous Khyber Pass on the Afghan border to Rajasthan to the gory sites of the Mutiny and to stay with India's only fem A fascinating extract from the private diary of Lil