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From Ireland to India, Illustrated Lecture

26.03.12

Jessica Douglas-Home will be hosting an illustrated lecture From Ireland to India, the story of Lilah Wingfield’s journey from Powerscourt to the Delhi Durbar of 1911, to mark the publication of her book A Glimpse of Empire.

The British Empire demonstrated its opulence in a two week long celebration with the erection of a Tent City, a quarter of a million spectators and 500 maharajahs and princes for the Delhi Durbar, when the new king George V was proclaimed Emperor by his Indian subjects. Anglo-Irish aristocratic beauty Lilah Wingfield was one of the spectators to witness this amazing event and she continued this trip of a lifetime travelling onwards through India visiting and staying with various maharajahs. Her granddaughter Jessica Douglas-Home has, using her grandmother’s diaries and her photographs, recounted her story.

Tuesday 3 April at 6.30 pm
45 Merrion Square, Dublin 2.

Admission is but free BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Please contact Simon Lincoln: slincoln@iarc.ie or the Archive at 01 6633040 www.iarc.ie
An exhibition of photographs by Lilah Wingfield (1888-1981) runs concurrently at the Garden Rooms, Powerscourt House, Wicklow

Photograph thanks to Lilah Wingfield