Download e-book for kindle: A History of Britain - Volume 3: The Fate of Empire by Simon Schama

By Simon Schama

ISBN-10: 1847920144

ISBN-13: 9781847920140

the ultimate degree of Simon Schama's epic voyage round Britain spans centuries, crosses the breadth of the empire and covers an unlimited expanse of themes - from the beginning of feminism to the destiny of freedom.

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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