By Simon Schama
The destiny of the Empire asks the most important questions on the character of empire, traveling 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 prior, Schama asks the query that continues to be with us - is the giant weight of our historical past 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 via the vigorous storytelling and massive daring characters on the center of the motion. yet along flamboyant heroes, like Nelson and Churchill, Schama remembers unsung heroines and nearly unknown enemies. along the grand rules, he exposes the grand illusions that expense untold lives.
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A History of Britain - Volume 3: The Fate of Empire 1776-2000 by Simon Schama