The Penguin historical atlas of the British Empire
'The Penguin Historical Atlas of the British Empire' traces the emergence of the world's greatest empire from its earliest beginnings in the British Isles, through its ascendancy in Victorian times, to its ultimate collapse in the mid-20th century. It examines the impact of British dominance in America, India and Africa, and the enormous changes brought by Britain's settlement of Australasia. Coverage of major events - the colonization of Ireland, the American Revolution, the South African wars - is complemented by discussion of themes such as Imperial exploitation and trade, hunting for plants and animals, the Imperial exhibitions and the importance of British naval power. Also assessed are the impact of the Empire on different areas of the world and the legacy it has bestowed. Richly illustrated with photographs and full-colour maps, this is an illuminating and multi-faceted one-volume introduction to the rise and fall of the British Empire.
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Review: The Penguin Historical Atlas of the British EmpireUser Review - Anglotopia - Goodreads
I'm a big map junkie so I really enjoyed peering through this book. There's plenty of background information on the various stages of the British Empire, but if you're familiar with this history ... Read full review
Review: The Penguin Historical Atlas of the British EmpireUser Review - Goodreads
Mildly interesting way to look at the history and impact of the British Empire (via maps). Not much new or exciting in this short "atlas" of sorts. Interesting sections on world exhibitions and botany (of all things). Use it as a reference, but not for general reading.
The Significance of the British Empire
The Early Empire 15001763
The Late Georgian Europe 17631837
The Victorian Empire 18371901
Climax and Decolonization 190197
Main Territories of the British Empire