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A revolutionary engineer and Victoria’s Indian confidant

Julian Glover describes the life and remarkable career of Thomas Telford, while Shrabani Basu tells the story of Abdul Karim, who became Queen Victoria's close friend

Published: February 23, 2017 at 11:54 am
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Journalist and author Julian Glover describes the life and remarkable career of Georgian engineer Thomas Telford, the subject of his new biography. Meanwhile, we meet up with the writer Shrabani Basu to discuss the relationship of Queen Victoria with her Indian teacher Abdul Karim.

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