By Antoinette Burton
This booklet offers 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 starting of his 1901 novel, Kim. It signposts a number of the key occasions, techniques, areas and folks that formed the turbulent floor of empire around the lengthy nineteenth century, offering a significant counterweight to the thought of imperial conquest as kid's play.
With each one letter observed via a crisp but traditionally nuanced account of its topic, this designated account is the best primer for college kids taking classes on worldwide, imperial and British history.
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