Posts Tagged ‘East India Company’

DNA tests show Duke of Cambridge ‘has Indian ancestry’

June 17, 2013

DNA tests show Duke of Cambridge ‘has Indian ancestry’

The Duke of Cambridge may be heir to the throne and born to wealth and privilege, but he is also a member of a persecuted racial minority. Researchers have established he is an Anglo-Indian.

Prince William with Kate in January this year. Photo: PA
 By Hannah Strange, agencies  14 Jun 2013
 A geneticist at Edinburgh University has confirmed that DNA tests from members of his family have proved he has an Indian descendent on his mother’s side.

King Alaungphaya’s letter engraved on a gold sheet and adorned with 24 rubies, to King George II was ignored not deemed worthy of a reply

February 11, 2011

A letter made from pure gold that was sent to King George II from a Burmese king in 1756 has finally been deciphered by experts. Source:The Telegraph,”Burmese letter to King George II deciphered after more than 250 years” By Victoria Ward

A letter made from pure gold that was sent to King George II from a Burmese king in 1756 has finally been deciphered by experts.

The letter, sent by King Alaungphaya, was an effusive and gushing appeal for camaraderie and trade with Britain. But although engraved on a gold sheet and adorned with 24 rubies, it was simply banished to a vault in the King’s home town of Hanover, Germany, and not deemed worthy of a reply.

 

The Golden Letter at the Leibniz library in Hanover

Burmese king’s palace in India gets makeover

February 11, 2011

 The Times of India

 Source: Indiatimes through Moe Makha:
  1. Burmese king’s palace gets makeover 
  2. Burmese king’s palace gets makeover
MUMBAI: The state government has planned a major makeover for the palace in which the last king of Burma, King Theba(w), stayed during the latter half of his life. The historic palace is situated in the heart of Ratnagiri. The palace was set up by the British to house King Theba(w) and his family, who were exiled after the British conquered Burma (now Myanmar). (more…)