By Simon Schama
The destiny of the Empire asks the most important questions about the character of empire, touring 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 monetary shocks and traumas of our earlier, Schama asks the query that continues to be with us - is the tremendous 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 heritage, made extra so by way of the full of life storytelling and large daring characters on the center of the motion. yet along flamboyant heroes, like Nelson and Churchill, Schama recollects 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