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By Antoinette Burton

ISBN-10: 1474230156

ISBN-13: 9781474230155

ISBN-10: 1474230164

ISBN-13: 9781474230162

An ABC of Queen Victoria's Empire offers a provocative rewriting of Mrs. Ernest Ames' ABCs for child Patriots (1899). Whimsically illustrated for the nursery or basic university baby, Ames' e-book demonstrates how deeply imperialism reached into pop culture in the course of Victoria's reign.

This e-book 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 commencing of his 1901 novel, Kim. It signposts a few of the key occasions, recommendations, locations and other people that formed the turbulent flooring of empire around the lengthy nineteenth century, delivering a significant counterweight to the concept of imperial conquest as kid's play.

With each one letter observed by way of a crisp but traditionally nuanced account of its topic, this distinctive account is the best primer for college kids taking classes on international, imperial and British history.

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