Sylvia, Queen of the Headhunters : An Outrageous Englishwoman and Her Lost Kingdom Paperback
by Philip Eade
A biography of the last Ranee of Sarawak, born into the aristocracy as Sylvia Brett in 1885 and destined to become '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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages, 85, 1 maps
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 15/05/2008
- Category: Biography: historical, political & military
- ISBN: 9780753823811