A History of Britain 3: The Fate of Empire
by Simon Schama
The Fate of Empire tells the eventful and exhilarating story of Britain's rise and fall as an imperial power, from the political turmoil of the 1770s ... Show synopsis The Fate of Empire tells the eventful and exhilarating story of Britain's rise and fall as an imperial power, from the political turmoil of the 1770s to the struggle of present day leaders to forge a prosperous national future. The volume also examines the Romantic generation, the role of women in Victorian England, industrialization, and the liberal empire from Ireland to India, which promised material improvement, but delivered coercion and famine. As in the previous volumes, Schama vividly portrays the lives of extraordinary personalities--Queen Victoia, Churchill, Dickens, and "ordinary" individuals including the author of the first British travel guide, and Elizabeth Anderson, the first woman doctor. With The Fate of Empire, Simon Schama has proven himself, again, as a masterful writer of narrative history.
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