During the rule of British, the city served as the administrative capital. This period was marked by the atrocities of the Britishers resulting in gruesome incidents and bloodshed. One cannot forget the Sepoy mutiny of 1857 - a befitting reply to the barbarity of the British! However, the bad memories of the British period were soon forgotten when Lucknow became the capital of Uttar Pradesh. Since then, the city has been trying her best to add more pages of glory .