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A History of Britain: Fate of Empire 1776-2001 v. 3: The Fate of Empire 1776-2000 (Paperback)
  • A History of Britain: Fate of Empire 1776-2001 v. 3: The Fate of Empire 1776-2000 (Paperback)

A History of Britain: Fate of Empire 1776-2001 v. 3: The Fate of Empire 1776-2000 (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 05/11/2009
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The final stage of Simon Schama's epic voyage around Britain spans centuries, crosses the breadth of the empire and covers a vast expanse of topics - from the birth of feminism to the fate of freedom. The Fate of the Empire asks crucial questions about the nature of empire, journeying from celebrations of industrial and imperialist power at the Great Exhibition, to the catastrophic Irish potato famine and the Indian Mutiny. Through the military and economic shocks and traumas of our past, Schama asks the question that is still with us - is the immense weight of our history a blessing or a curse, a gift or a millstone around the neck of our future? This third and final volume in the series is a vast compelling history, made more so by the lively storytelling and big bold characters at the heart of the action. But alongside flamboyant heroes, like Nelson and Churchill, Schama recalls unsung heroines and virtually unknown enemies. Alongside the grand ideas, he exposes the grand illusions that cost untold lives.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781847920140

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“A history worth reading.”

Simon Schama is a lovely writer who has really done his research and gives an inquisitive and yet objective view not only on British politics but how the Empire unfolded. I normally always use his books as a first... More

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