A History of Britain - Volume 3

A History of Britain - Volume 3

Author: Simon Schama

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409018353

Category: History

Page: 448

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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.
A History of Britain - Volume 3
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: Simon Schama
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-02-29 - Publisher: Random House

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
A History of Britain - Volume III
Language: en
Pages: 584
Authors: Simon Schama
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Miramax

A comprehensive history of Britain chronicles battles waged by the British, both at home and abroad, details its role as a global power, and examines key events and personalities that shaped more than two centuries of history.
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Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Ben Maddison
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-06 - Publisher: Routledge

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Pages: 342
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Language: en
Pages: 512
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Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-28 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

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