By Antoinette Burton
This ebook 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, areas and other people that formed the turbulent flooring of empire around the lengthy nineteenth century, supplying a significant counterweight to the idea of imperial conquest as kid's play.
With every one letter observed by way of a crisp but traditionally nuanced account of its topic, this targeted account is the ideal primer for college students taking classes on worldwide, imperial and British history.
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An ABC of Queen Victoria's Empire: Or a Primer of Conquest, Dissent and Disruption by Antoinette Burton