The Lion's Share: A Short History of British Imperialism, 1850-2004
This leading general history of British imperialism, from its Victorian heyday to present times, has been thoroughly revised and updated. As well as presenting a lively narrative of events, Bernard Porter explores a number of broad analytical themes, challenging more conventional and popular interpretations. He sees imperialism as a symptom not of Britain's strength in the world, but of her decline; and he argues that the empire itself both aggravated and obscured deep-seated malaise in the British economy. A refreshing look at one of the central aspects of British history.
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Review: The Lion's Share: A Short History of British Imperialism, 1850-2004User Review - Michael - Goodreads
Great overview of the British Empire. Clear, organized, and easy to read. Read full review
Review: The Lion's Share: A Short History of British Imperialism, 1850-2004User Review - Freddie - Goodreads
Pleasant narrative to the history of the British Empire, could have been more critical at parts but considerably better than most British historian accounts of Empire - a refreshing alternative to the apologist agendas of most of the British historiography around Empire. Read full review