In July 1908 Sophia and her brother Prince Frederick, visited Kettering, Rothwell and Oundle. They lunched at the Royal Hotel and signed their names in the visitors Sohpia Duleep Singh"If I am not a fit person for the purpose of representation, why should I be a fit person for taxation?" Sophia campaigns for women’s right to vote in 1913 Source: Peter Bancebook. The Prince visited the parish church in Rothwell and then they drove to Oundle and stayed overnight in the Talbot Hotel.


Lookophia was one of the children of the last Maharaja of Lahore. He came to Britain in 1854 after being deposed from his throne by the East India Company in 1849. Sophia, like her sister Catherine, was a high profile Suffragette and took part in the campaign for the women’s vote. She was a member of Mrs Pankhurst’s Women’s Social and Political Union. In 1913 Sophia appeared in court for refusing to pay her taxes stating "If I am not a fit person for the purpose of representation, why should I be a fit person for taxation?"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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