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The British Empire.

Its past, its present, and its future.

by A. F. Pollard

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Published by The League of the Empire (on behalf of the trustees of the Spitzel Imperial Education Trust) in London .
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    Subjects:
  • Imperial federation,
  • Great Britain -- History,
  • Great Britain -- Politics and government,
  • Great Britain -- Colonies -- Administration

  • Edition Notes

    StatementEd. by A.F. Pollard ...
    ContributionsLeague of the Empire.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDA18 .P6
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxxii, 864 p.
    Number of Pages864
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13997276M
    LC Control Number11001227
    OCLC/WorldCa1314452

    Niall Ferguson argues that the British Empire was an overall good entity and today’s modern world needs another nation to step up and be a world leader. In Niall Ferguson’s book Empire, Ferguson argues that while the British Empire had its faults, it was better for the people over whom it ruled and for the world as a whole.   "Empire" by Niall Ferguson In Niall Ferguson's new book, the British Empire was a good thing for everybody -- and the American empire now being born should take lessons from our stiff-upper-lipped.

      Figure A British commemoration of victory in the Opium War. The Nemesis is in the background on the right. In the end, the Royal Navy forced the Chinese state to re-open their ports to the Indian opium trade, and the British obtained Hong Kong in the bargain as part of the British Empire itself.   The decline and fall of the British empire When the Great Exhibition opened in , Britain was the greatest imperial power in history. At the launch of the Festival of Britain in , that empire was crumbling before the nation's eyes.

      A Constitutional History Of The British Empire, From Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and : Ozymandias Press. A history of the British empire from its earliest swashbuckling days to the era of its maturity, when it buckled rather than swashed, by the biographer of Lawrence of Arabia (The Golden Warrior, , etc.). At its height at the time of WW I, the empire covered a quarter of the earth's land surface and had a population of million; now there are ``a few scarlet pinpricks on the globe.''.


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