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Hidden heritage, rediscovering Britain's lost love for the Orient
Class no: 942
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Why was there a Turkish mosque adorning Britain's most famous botanic garden in in the eighteenth century? And more importantly, why is it no longer there? How did one of the great symbols of an Indian king's power, a pair of Persian-inscribed cannon, end up in rural Wales? And who is the Moroccan man that stole British hearts depicted in a long forgotten portrait hanging in a West London stately home.
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