The Bizarre end of James Pattle — “the greatest liar in India”

Philanthony
The History Inquiry
5 min readJul 27, 2023

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James Pattle (1775–1845) (From an August Garnerey painting: theelusivejuliastephen.com;)
Adelina Pattle (1793–1845)(From an August Garnerey painting): theelusivejuliastephen.com)

The events you are about to read are true. It is not clear whether they happened in quite the way it was reported, but that is something we will come to. But apparently, they did happen, so do bear with….

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