This Sceptred Isle: Empire


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This Sceptred Isle: Empire - Lee, Christopher
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Britain had the biggest empire the world has ever known. At one time a quarter of the global land mass was British. Over a third of the world was insured at Lloyds. At his coronation, more than 400 million people saluted George V. Truly, the sun never set on this historical phenomenon.Whatever the day, whatever the hour, somewhere on the globe, the empire worked and played up and played the British game - often absurdly so.The story of the British Empire is one of enormous personalities, adventure, scientific and maritime ...

This Sceptred Isle: Empire 2005, BBC Books

ISBN-13: 9780563488750