Princess Sophia Duleep Singh
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Depicting Princess Sophia Alexandrovna Duleep Singh (1876 - 1948) Prominent suffragette, daughter of the exiled Maharaja Duleep Singh (last Maharaja of the Sikh Empire) and goddaughter to Queen Victoria.
Ready to be mounted and framed, each print is accompanied by a short bio and posted with a protective greyboard backing in a bio-degradable sleeve, in a hard-backed envelope. A3 prints are wrapped in tissue paper and shipped in a postal tube.
Princess Sophia Alexandrovna Duleep Singh (1876 - 1948) Prominent suffragette, daughter of the exiled Maharaja Duleep Singh (last Maharaja of the Sikh Empire) and goddaughter to Queen Victoria.
In 1909, she joined the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) & became a leading member; funding suffragette groups and selling a suffragette newspaper outside Hampton Court Palace where she lived in a grace and favour apartment. She frustrated the government by refusing to pay taxes and authorised an auction of her belongings, with proceeds benefiting the Women's Tax Resistance League.
During WWI She volunteered as a British Red Cross VAD nurse, serving at an auxiliary military hospital in Isleworth. She tended wounded Indian soldiers who had been evacuated from the Western Front. She is featured in the Royal Mail's commemorative stamp set "Votes for Women", issued in February 2018.