The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire

The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire

Full of vivid particulars, brief lives, telling anecdotes, comic episodes, symbolic moments and illustrative vignettes, The Decline and Fall of the British Empire is popular history at its scholarly best.

Author: Piers Brendon

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409077961

Category: History

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No empire has been larger or more diverse than the British Empire. At its apogee in the 1930s, 42 million Britons governed 500 million foreign subjects. Britannia ruled the waves and a quarter of the earth's surface was painted red on the map. Yet no empire (except the Russian) disappeared more swiftly. Within a generation this mighty structure collapsed, often amid bloodshed, leaving behind a scatter of sea-girt dependencies and a ghost of an empire, the Commonwealth, overshadowed by Imperial America. It left a contested legacy: at best a sporting spirit, a legal code and a near-universal language; at worst, failed states and internecine strife. Full of vivid particulars, brief lives, telling anecdotes, comic episodes, symbolic moments and illustrative vignettes, The Decline and Fall of the British Empire is popular history at its scholarly best.
Categories: History

The Decline and Fall of the British Empire

The Decline and Fall of the British Empire

About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Author: Elliot Evans Mills

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 033164939X

Category: Political Science

Page: 74

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Excerpt from The Decline and Fall of the British Empire: A Brief Account of Those Causes Which Resulted in the Destruction of Our Late Ally, Together With a Comparison Between the British and Roman Empires; Appointed for Use in the National Schools of Japan This little book is intended for use in the upper classes of our National Schools. It will, we hope, supply a long-felt need. Any Empire, which wishes to play a notable part in the history of the World, must realize that other Empires as proudly exultant as herself have passed away. If she wishes to avoid a similar fate, her inhabitants must from childhood be acquainted with the errors of their predecessors if haply they may avoid them. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Categories: Political Science

The Rise and Fall of the British Empire

The Rise and Fall of the British Empire

A thoroughly researched, comprehensive history of the British Empire spans the years from 1600 to the present day, tracing the course of Britain's rise to a maritime superpower, its colonial heritage, and its gradual demise in this century.

Author: Lawrence James

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312140397

Category: History

Page: 704

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A thoroughly researched, comprehensive history of the British Empire spans the years from 1600 to the present day, tracing the course of Britain's rise to a maritime superpower, its colonial heritage, and its gradual demise in this century.
Categories: History