17 Nov Horsham’s Mystery Princess
Nur Begum’s journey from the Palaces of Lucknow to the Mystery Princess of Horsham
The story of Nur Begum is one of those little fragments of history that slips through the cracks of time and lies quietly forgotten. A lady who was born to privilege and aristocracy in India, being buried in a quaint English town and adopted as its “Mystery Princess”, with her grave becoming celebrated local landmark, was a story that I had a great time exploring.
The People’s Garden of Remembrance.
The kiss of the sun for pardon,
the song of the birds for mirth,
one is nearer God’s heart in a garden,
than anywhere else on earth.
** Fountain of the Elephants”. By Desmond Young. Page 201
The Mixed Legacy of General Benoit De Boigne
* Page 149. “European Freebooters in Moghul India”. By Lester Hutchinson. Published by Asia Publishing House, London
Adele; the girl who knew her mind
How to get here:
- Open from 8am to 6.30pm.
- Toilet facilities
- Wheelchair access
- Parking available on the road and the city center
- “Fountain of the Elephants”. By Desmond Young. Published by Collins, St James Place, London, 1959
- “European Freebooters in Moghul India”. By Lester Hutchinson. Published by Asia Publishing House, London
- “A Man of the Enlightenment in eighteenth century India”. The letters of Claude Martin. Edited by Rosie Llewellyn Jones. Published by Permanent Black.
- Horsham Through Time : Susan C Djabri. Published 2009 by Amberly Publishing plc, Gloucestershire
- Horsham Then & Now : David Arscott. Publised 2011 by The History Press, Gloucestershire
Horsham Houses Revisted : Dr Annabelle Hughes. Published 2016 by
- Horsham Museum Society