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Women of the Raj – T309 (Face to Face & Online)

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4 October 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm BST

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Date: 4 October 2023
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
£4.00 – £5.00
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Ward Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LH


Brian Freeland

When colonial administrators arrived to take over from the East India Company, they were often accompanied by their wives, who only spoke English. The language barrier meant that these women mixed solely with other English-speaking wives, and were unable to communicate with their household staff.

Brian Freeland’s career included eight long theatre tours of the Indian sub-continent, which began his fascination with the history of British India. In this talk, Brian will bring together life stories from his research using letters, diaries and memoirs



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