Lives and times

Princess Sophia Alexandra Duleep Singh (1876-1948), a suffragette, was born on 8 August 1876 probably at Elveden Hall, Norfolk, the fifth of six children of Maharaja Duleep Singh (1838-1893), exiled by the British at the annexation of the Punjab, and his first wife, Bamba Muller (d 1887). Her father, a Sikh convert to Christianity (who later re-embraced Sikhism), was a naturalised British citizen, living on a pension of £25,000 per annum.


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