The History of the British Empire
9781852852597   Product Code: 92719
'Now that the British Empire is gone', writes Professor Lloyd, 'it is possible to examine what it was and what it did. It is too late to change it; the important thing is to explain it'. In this succinct account he traces the Empire's growth from 17th century coastal settlements to the peace and prosperity of the imperial zenith, and through conflicts such as the South African and North West frontier wars that signalled its demise, to decolonization and the afterlife of Empire.