In this seminar I will report on work in progress on the Shan rebellion that broke out in northern Siam in 1902. After giving a brief outline of the rebellion I will discuss the amazing “Myngoon Plot” that was uncovered during Siamese investigations. Prince Myngoon was the son (one of many) of the penultimate King of Burma, Mindon. In 1866 he staged a rebellion against Mindon and, following the rebellion, lived in exile for the rest of his life. In 1902 he was living under French protection in Saigon. Could Myngoon have engineered a rebellion in northern Siam? Probably not. But the Myngoon Plot did have some basis in fact and was not just a product of Siamese paranoia. Come along if you want to hear some tantalizing never-before-revealed details about Prince Myngoon’s links to the Shan rebellion.
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. Seminars are held every first Thursday afternoon of each month from 3-5. Current open dates include: 6 April, 2 June, 4 August, 8 September, 6 October, 8 December.
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