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Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last Mughal emperor Said, "The Brits said I wouldn't go far." If fans ask, I got the lot Say I am secretly been given a plot. 1/23/2018 Poetry Contest: Educate Me with Humor - Leader Clerihew Sponsored by: Andrea Dietrich The last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah II. He is known to have fought for India's independence and his involvement in the Indian Rebellion of 1857. After they lost, the emperor was tried for treason, imprisoned and exiled to other territory under British control , in what is now Myanmar (Burma). Bahadur Shah Zafar died in 1862. The British buried him in an unmarked grave to keep his followers away. Though local people knew Zafar was buried somewhere inside the compound of the local cantonment - where he and his family members were confined - they didn't find it until 1991. Workers digging for a drain came across a brick structure which turned out to be the former king's grave.

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Date: 2/16/2019 4:30:00 PM
I have read your short work and wanted to say congrats on your win ..Way to go.. Sara
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Date: 2/4/2019 9:34:00 AM
Hi Eve, Congratulations on your win and a very informative poem. Poetry hugs, Jennifer.
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Date: 2/4/2019 4:12:00 AM
Hi Eve, Thanks for the history lesson. Congratulations on your placement in the contest:-) Alexis
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Date: 2/3/2019 3:45:00 PM
Thanks for informing me on this interesting historical figure, Eve. The info at the bottom was helpful for me to undertand the poem. Congrats in my contest.
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Date: 1/26/2019 8:20:00 AM
Great take on the contest, loved the lesson.. British Empire have a lot to answer for, as do so many others on their crusades...
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Date: 1/24/2019 3:35:00 PM
Eve, very interesting, and educating, best of luck in the contest ~
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Date: 1/24/2019 12:53:00 AM
oh I loved this Eve, great historical write!
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