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Explore the story of Tipu Sultan and the Siege of Seringapatam (Srirangapatna) at the National War Museum
‘Tipu Sultan’ (Sultan Fateh Ali Tipu, 1750-99) was the Indian ruler, or Sultan, of the Kingdom of Mysore (1782-99) who fought against the British East India Company’s ambitions for conquest of southern India in the late 18th century. A formidable figure, he acquired legendary status in the late 18th and early 19th-century British imagination. As a result, objects associated with him became prized possessions. A number of these objects can be found in the National War Museum at Edinburgh Castle.