Sylvia Queen of the Headhunters
Sylvia Brooke was the consort of His Highness Sir Vyner Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak, the last in a bizarre dynasty of English despots who ruled their jungle kingdom on Borneo until 1946. The White Rajahs were long held up as model rulers, but the spectacularly eccentric behaviour of Ranee Sylvia - self-styled ‘Queen of the Headhunters’ - changed everything. This is the compelling story of her part in their downfall.
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