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Sophia Duleep Singh, Part 2: Suffragette Princess


Sophia Duleep Singh's education was focused on turning her into a proper lady, in line with her status as a princess. But she also became deeply involved in the Women's Social and Political Union, a radical arm of the women's suffrage movement in Britain.

A suffragette struggling with a policeman on "Black Friday," Westminster, London, November 1910. (Photo by Museum of London/Heritage Images/Getty Images)

Inset: Princess Sophia Duleep Singh selling subscriptions for the Suffragette newspaper outside Hampton Court in London, April 1913. The British Library dates this image to 1910. Public domain.

Topics in this Podcast: British history, Great Britain, Indian history, India, British Empire, Duleep Singh, Sophia Duleep Singh, women's rights, women's suffrage, princesses, royalty, biographies, women, 20th century