By Antoinette Burton
This ebook provides a slightly darker view of Victoria's empire, starting with the wars in Afghanistan and finishing with Zam-Zammeh, the large-bore cannon that Kipling's hero sat astride on the beginning of his 1901 novel, Kim. It signposts a number of the key occasions, options, locations and other people that formed the turbulent flooring of empire around the lengthy nineteenth century, supplying a significant counterweight to the suggestion of imperial conquest as kid's play.
With every one letter followed by means of a crisp but traditionally nuanced account of its topic, this detailed account is the suitable primer for college students taking classes on international, imperial and British history.
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