UNTIL SUNDAY 14th SEPTEMBER

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A Glimpse of Empire

Saturday 6th - Sunday 14th September 2014, 10am - 5pm

An exhibition of photographs taken by Lilah Wingfield recording her childhood at Holkham Hall and her visit to India for the Royal Durbar in 1911.

Lord Leicester & JD-H Invitation (Holkham)
Lord Leicester and Jessica Douglas-Home at the Private View.
In the foreground are Lilah Wingfield's great grandchildren, Lilah and Gabriel.

Holkham Hall, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1AB.
Information line: (01328) 710227 / Email: enquiries@holkham.co.uk

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PAST EVENTS

Armscote Manor
Friday 12th October 2012 - Evening Lecture

Jessica Douglas Home / A Glimpse of Empire

This is the story of Lilah Wingfield’s escape from the confines of Edwardian society by travelling to Delhi for the 1911 Royal Durbar, where a new King, George V, is to be proclaimed Emperor. From the Khyber Pass on the Afghan border, to Rajastan, to the gory sites of the Mutiny; her diary and photographs show her deepening awareness of the ambivalence of certain maharajas towards British Rule even while she is being entertained royally in their lakeside palaces.

The evening lectures start at 7pm with a glass of wine sponsored by Bablake Wines Limited and the lecture begins at 7.30pm.

See: Armscote - Lecture Series 2012

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Cheltenham Literature

Talk by Jessica Douglas-Home, A Glimpse of Empire
Tuesday 9 October 2012, 12.00pm / Montpellier Gardens

See: L334 A Glimpse of Empire, Jessica Douglas-Home

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Holkham Hall

The North Norfolk History Society
Talk by Jessica Douglas-Home, A Glimpse of Empire
Wednesday 11 July 2012, 7.15pm - Invitation only

Holkham Hall, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk. NR23 1AB

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Ways With Words

THE TELEGRAPH WAYS WITH WORDS FESTIVAL AT DARTINGTON HALL
6 - 16 July 2012

The Telegraph Ways With Words festival of words and ideas is a vibrant and joyful 10-day event, a chance for those who read books to meet those who write them. The setting is glorious, the atmosphere is invigorating. People come together in spectacular surroundings to share the pleasure and power of language and ideas. The warmth and energy of this lively gathering make it a memorable occasion.

Jessica Douglas-Home - Monday 9 July 11.30am - The Barn / £9
Emeralds as Large as Pigeon Eggs: A Glimpse of Empire - 500 maharajas, 200 camels, a vast tented city: in 1911 Lilah Wingfield journeyed from Ireland to the splendours of the Delhi Durbar and kept a diary rich in detail. Her granddaughter, Jessica Douglas-Home, invites us into a dichotomous world of whirling colour and strict protocol, giving us a glimpse of the Raj at its zenith.

For more details and booking enquiries contact:
Dartington Hall - Tel. 01803 847147 / Email. bookings@dartingtonhall.com

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Powerscourt Crest

POWERSCOURT ESTATE
The Garden Rooms, Powerscourt House, Enniskerry, County Wicklow
An exhibition of photographs by Lilah Wingfield to mark the publication of A Glimpse of Empire
3 - 4 April, 9.30 - 5.30 pm
Jessica Douglas-Home will give a free lunchtime talk on 3 April at 1 pm.
RSVP: aoife.odriscoll@powerscourt.net / www.powerscourt.ie/events

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Irish Architectural Archive (logo)

FROM IRELAND TO INDIA
The story of Lilah Wingfield’s journey from Powerscourt to the Delhi Durbar of 1911
Tuesday 3 April at 6.30 pm
Free illustrated lecture, 45 Merrion Square, Dublin 2.
For further information please contact: slincoln@iarc.ie or the Archive at 01 6633040 / www.iarc.ie

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Taj Mahal Palace (logo)

IN THE BALLROOM OF THE TAJ MAHAL PALACE
Shouldering Empires(a)
Mr Ratan Tata discusses the book with Jessica Douglas-Home

A celebration of the unveiling of A Glimpse of Empire by Jessica Douglas-Home
The book was unveiled by Mr Ratan N Tata, Chairman Tata Sons
Thursday 15th March 6.30 - 8.30 pm.

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Hatherop
THE MAHARAJAS and the HATHEROP CASTLE ELEPHANT
A Talk - by Jessica Douglas-Home / Hatherop Castle School, Glos GL7 3NB
Friday 3rd February 7.30pm
Book signing A Glimpse of Empire / Exhibition of photographs

The Exhibition
Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th Feb

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The Idler
THE DURBAR OF 1911 and THE MAHARAJAS
A talk by Jessica Douglas-Home / Wednesday 18 January 6.00pm
The Idler, 81 Westbourne Park Road W2 5QH / 0845 250 1281 / See... www.idler.co.uk

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A Glimpse of Empire Exhibition of photographs

13—17 December 2011 Indar Pasricha Fine Arts, 22 Connaught Street, London W2 2AF (more details...)

The exhibition draws on Lilah Wingfield's own photographs as well as original archive material to illuminate this fascinating moment in the Anglo-Indian relationship. It celebrates the celebration, whilst being ever mindful of some of its more problematic aspects. You can view a selection of the photos from the exhibition in our photo gallery.

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Limited edition reprints are available for sale during the exhibition and
can also be ordered on this website.