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Splendours of the Subcontinent

We explore an array of priceless and expertly crafted gifts presented to the Prince of Wales during a landmark tour of India by the fabulously wealthy princes and maharajas of the Indian Subcontinent

A prince’s tour of India, 1875 –76

In the winter of 1875, the future king Edward VII embarked upon a tour of the Indian subcontinent. During his four-month visit, he was presented with hundreds of intricately-crafted gifts, some of the finest examples of Indian design and craftsmanship at the time. On his return to Britain, the prince arranged for the gifts to tour the UK, with the exhibition The Prince of Wales’s India Collection attracting an audience of more than two million people.

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The March/April issue of History Scotland is packed full of history, heritage and archaeology news, opinion, in-depth features and events. Highlights include: * Farming in 19th-century Fife * Mutiny in the East India Company * Medieval fishing rights on the River Forth * Splendours of the Subcontinent - new exhibition * Excerpts from a World War I diary

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