By Simon Schama
The destiny of the Empire asks the most important questions on the character of empire, travelling from celebrations of business and imperialist strength on the nice Exhibition, to the catastrophic Irish potato famine and the Indian Mutiny.
Through the army and fiscal shocks and traumas of our earlier, Schama asks the query that remains with us - is the sizeable weight of our background a blessing or a curse, a present or a millstone round the neck of our future?
This 3rd and ultimate quantity within the sequence is an unlimited compelling background, made extra so by means of the vigorous storytelling and large daring characters on the middle of the motion. yet along flamboyant heroes, like Nelson and Churchill, Schama remembers unsung heroines and nearly unknown enemies. along the grand principles, he exposes the grand illusions that fee untold lives.
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A History of Britain - Volume 3: The Fate of Empire 1776-2000 by Simon Schama