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The Lions Firanghis

22/9/2010 to 22/9/2010

Heritage Shared 2010

In the early 19th century British superiority over India was temporarily impeded by Maharajah Ranjit Singh. He enlisted European officers from Napolean's disbanded forces and mercenaries from Prussia, Spain, Italy & Holland to modernise his formidable ‘Khalsa Army'. Author of 'The Lions Firanghis' - Europeans at the Court of Lahore, Bobby Singh Bansal examines the impact of these ‘European mercenaries' and what become of them after the annexation of Ranjit Singh's kingdom.

Time: 1pm-2pm
Location: British library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB

FREE (Advance booking essential email


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