By Antoinette Burton
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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