At the outset of Pax Britannica, all training was done aboard ship – “learning the ropes” and much else. In 1860, for instance, a cadet, having passed the entrance examination, joined the Britannia training ship moored off Haslar Creek, ...
Author: B. Gough
This book by world-expert Barry Gough examines the period of Pax Britannica , in the century before World War I. Following events of those 100 years, the book follows how the British failed to maintain their global hegemony of sea power in the face of continental challenges.
Author: Muriel E. ChamberlainPublish On: 2014-09-25
POPULAR RADICALISM: The Working Class Experience, 1780–1880 D.G. Wright IMPERIAL MERIDIAN: The BritishEmpire and theWorld 1780–1830 C.A. Bayly 'PAX BRITANNICA'? British Foreign Policy, 1789–1914 Muriel E. Chamberlain [WHITE SOCIETY IN ...
Author: Muriel E. Chamberlain
Pax Britannica? is a study of Britain's international role and foreign policy during the century of her imperial greatness. The study shows how her foreign policy was affected, and to some extent, dictated by her domestic political issues. In her stimulating and readable study, Dr Chamberlain explains the how the whole nature of foreign-policy making changed in the nineteenth century. Once the preserve of a small handful of monarchs and professional diplomats, it was transformed by the expansion of the fanchise, the influence of the press and the mobilisation of public opinion by men such as Disraeli and Palmerston.
“ Jan Morris PAX BRITANNICA ..| r'y'vfi'zo 'A beautiful book, superbly written in a bitter-sweet style . . . A marvellous account 0? what the empire was like.' if Daily Express ? Pax Britannica Praise for Jan Morris: 'Exquisite, ...
Author: Jan Morris
Publisher: Faber & Faber
The second instalment of the Pax Britannica Trilogy by Jan Morris, recreates the British Empire at its dazzling climax - the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897, celebrated as a festival of imperial strength, unity, and splendour. This classic work of history portrays a nation at the very height of its vigour and self-satisfaction, imposing on the rest of the world its traditions and tastes, its idealists and rascals. The Pax Britannica Trilogy also includes Heaven's Command: An Imperial Progress and Farewell the Trumpets: An Imperial Retreat. Together these three works of history trace the dramatic rise and fall of the British Empire, from the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837 to the death of Winston Churchill in 1965. Jan Morris is world-renowned for her collection of travel writing and reportage, spanning over five decades and including such titles as Venice, Coronation Everest, Hong Kong, Spain, A Writer's World and most recently, Contact! 'In scholarship and humour this portrait of the British Empire before its decline and fall might, without undue optimism, be placed upon the same shelf as Edward Gibbon's history. As a survey of its subject, I doubt that Pax Britannica can ever, in this generation be surpassed.' Financial Times
By mid-century, Pax Britannica in Europe and in the empire was in large measure a reality. In the second half of the nineteenth century, the "system" declines, reflecting the failure of the Concert of Europe to withstand the demands of ...
Pax. Britannica. in. the. Persian. Gulf. On 8 January 1968, Shaykh ʿIsa bin Salman Al Khalifah, the ruler of Bahrain, listened to British Minister of State Goronwy Roberts tell him that the British would be withdrawing their military ...
Author: Brandon Friedman
Publisher: Springer Nature
This book examines how the rulers in the Persian Gulf responded to the British announcement of military withdrawal from the Gulf in 1968, ending 150 years of military supremacy in the region. The British system in the Gulf was accepted for more than a century not merely because the British were the dominant military power in the region. The balance of power mattered, but so did the framework within which the British exercised their power. The search for a new political framework, which began when the British announced withdrawal, was not simply a matter of which ruler would amass enough military power to fill the void left by the British: it was also a matter of the Gulf rulers – chiefly Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the ruling shaykhs of the lower Gulf – coming to a shared understanding of when and how the exercise of power would be viewed as legitimate. This book explores what shaped the rulers’ ideas and actions in the region as the British system came to an end, providing a much-needed political history of the region in the lead-up to the independence of the UAE, Bahrain, and Qatar in 1971.
Pax Britannica: British Counterinsurgency in Northern Ireland, 1969-1982 A Dissertation Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School of Yale University In Candidacy for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy By Montgomery Cybele Carlough ...
Author: Montgomery McFate
Publisher: Wilberforce Codex
Category: Social Science
British forces conducted operations short of war in Northern Ireland for twenty-five years, yet they were unable to defeat the Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA). In this heretofore unpublished dissertation from 1994, McFate identifies how certain cultural, legal, and political factors contributed to the longevity of violence in Northern Ireland. Viewing counterinsurgency as a self-reproducing cultural system with its own complex logic, McFate argues that limitations on violence prescribed by the counterinsurgency principle of minimum force paradoxically resulted in a very high degree of sustainability of conflict. Certain other factors—such as emergency security legislation, reverence of military competence, and geo-strategic compression of violence within a cordon sanitaire—enabled normalization and reproduction of the conflict. In opposition to this order, the 1981 Republican hungerstrikes used the silence of the body to incriminate the state, 'embodying' a resistance to the war system of counterinsurgency.
Author: Sir Francis Patrick Fletcher-Vane (5th bart.)Publish On: 1905
Before the war , and in the early part of it , it was with him all “ Rule , Britannia and “ God save the Queen . ... Middlesex Regt . 1 exempting one from the general denunciation , " that when Oct. - Nov . 1901 PAX BRITANNICA 179.
Author: Sir Francis Patrick Fletcher-Vane (5th bart.)
... 'The Burden of the British Past in Australia' Robert Mettlen (Finance), 'From Birmingham to British Studies' Paul Schroeder (University of Illinois), The Pax Britannica and the Pax Americana: Empire, Hegemony, and the International ...
Author: Roger Louis
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Effervescent Adventures with Britannia is the latest addition to Wm Roger Louis's stimulating and acclaimed series, Adventures with Britannia. It draws upon a distinguished array of writers and scholars - historians, political scientists, journalists, novelists, biographers and English literature specialists - to guide the reader through a fascinating labyrinth of British culture, history and politics. Together, they provide a unique insight into the pivotal themes - political, literary and cultural - which have shaped British state and society. The subjects covered include a new analysis of Jack the Ripper by Richard Davenport-Hines, a new appraisal of Harold Nicholson and Royal Biography by Jane Ridley and a new account of Evelyn Waugh in North America by Martin Stannard. In literature, Patrick French writes on V.S. Naipul; in history Andrew Lownie offers new perspectives on Guy Burgess and in politics Kenneth O. Morgan considers what will become of Britain after Brexit. Collectively, the chapters combine a rich mix of original ideas, historical and literary allusion, personality and anecdote, to provide an intellectual adventure into the mainsprings of modern British and international society.
PAX. CAMBRENSIS. WALES. AND. THE. VICTORIAN. NAVY. Corwen, nestling comfortably in the Dee Valley a few miles west of ... New South Wales.1 The Blakes' story truly epitomises the Pax Britannica, the heyday of the British Empire, ...
Author: J D. Davies
Publisher: The History Press
This is the first book ever written about Wales' part in naval history. Based on extensive research, it tells a compelling story that spans nearly two thousand years, from the Romans to the present. Many Welshmen - and women - have served in both the Royal Navy and the navies of other countries. Welshmen played major parts in voyages of exploration, in the navy's suppression of the slave trade, and in naval warfare from the Viking era to the Spanish Armada, in the American Civil War, both World Wars and the Falklands War. Britannia's Dragon tells their stories in vivid detail. The navy also did much to shape Wales itself. The town of Pembroke Dock was created by the country's only Royal Dockyard, while the expansion of the coal and copper industries was largely driven by the navy. Comprehensive, enlightening and provocative, Britannia's Dragon also explodes many myths about Welsh history, arguing that most Welshmen in the sailing navy were volunteers not pressed men, and that relative to the size of national populations, proportionally more Welsh seaman than English fought at Trafalgar.