Uniquely complete account of the British Empire - Jan Morris' great Penguin trilogy PAX BRITANNICA only starts from 1837, rather than the 16th Century. A modern classic of narrative history, updated to include the 1997 handover of Hong Kong.
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Review 1 for The Rise and Fall of the British Empire
The Rise and Fall of the British Empire
14 September 2011
Provides an excellent insight into how the British built, ruled and disbanded the empire. If only this was used as a text in the national curriculum for the new generations to appreciate how, what and why the empire was formed.
Review 2 for The Rise and Fall of the British Empire
Good and enlightening read
25 December 2010
A fantastic account of the British Empire's Rise and Decline. The author takes a more focused look upon the affect the Empire had upon the British people, both in its growth and in its decline and dismantling. This approach is interesting for those not only looking for a history of the empire but also of the social impacts. It should be noted though, that more emphasis is placed upon the decline of the empire than upon its rise and predominance, this is not a bad thing, but something that should be observed depending upon what you are looking for in a book about the British Empire.