By Philippa Levine
This is a wide survey of the historical past of the British Empire from its beginnings to its demise. It bargains a entire research not only of political occasions and territorial conquests yet paints an image of what existence was once like less than colonial rule, either in the event you governed and for these whose international locations got here less than British authority.
There has been a full of life debate lately approximately even if empires often are stable or undesirable issues, and the British Empire has been greatly on the centre of that discuss, with a few voices arguing that it used to be a kinder, gentler Empire than its opponents. This booklet speaks particularly to that discuss, and likewise to a moment and both energetic debate approximately even if someone in Britain really cared concerning the ownership of an Empire.
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