Sophia: Suffragette Princess

Confirmed for BBC One on 22 November at 1.15pm to 1.45pm

Ep 1/1

Sunday 22 November



In the week when Sikhs across the world are celebrating the birth of their founder, Guru Nanak, BBC Political journalist Anita Anand tells the fascinating and largely unknown story of Princess Sophia Duleep Singh - descendent of Sikh Royalty, Goddaughter of Queen Victoria and pioneering suffragette.

Bold and fearless, Princess Sophia marched alongside Emmeline Pankhurst in protest outside Parliament, refused to pay her taxes until women got the vote and even threw herself in front of Prime Minister Asquith's car.

Pictured: Anita at Caxton Hall