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Monarchs – Ranjit Singh

At the court of 'The Lion of Punjab'
28th September - 10:00 am - 29th September - 5:00 pm

Join us this weekend at the court of Maharajah Ranjit Singh, ‘The Lion of Punjab’.

It’s 1838. The mighty Maharaja has kept the British at bay for three decades, and now they want to march an army across Punjab into Afghanistan. Will the Earl of Aukland, the Governor-General of British India, persuade the Lion of Lahore? Do you have skills and knowledge the shrewd ruler can employ? Come find out…

Nickname: The Lion of Punjab
Lived: 1780 – 1839
Reigned: 1792 – 1801 & 1801 – 1839
Ruled: Sukerchakia Misl and Sikh Empire

Ranjit Singh established a Sikh kingdom whilst defending India against invasion. His reign saw a renaissance of Sikh culture.

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Come and meet some of the most remarkable rulers from across the globe as we explore their impact on history through our world class collection.