Pax Britannica D

Pax Britannica D

by Jan Morris, Roy McMillan
     
 
The centerpiece of the Pax Britannica trilogy captures the British Empire at its height, the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897. This festival celebrated the imperial strength, unity and splendor of an empire on which "the sun never set." Morris describes this volume as "a historical travel book." It portrays the British imposing their traditions, ideals on

Overview

The centerpiece of the Pax Britannica trilogy captures the British Empire at its height, the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897. This festival celebrated the imperial strength, unity and splendor of an empire on which "the sun never set." Morris describes this volume as "a historical travel book." It portrays the British imposing their traditions, ideals on diverse subject nations of the world.

"Extraordinary! Morris gives a vivid sense of what the Empire felt like. Everything is here, in brilliant prose, and finely evoked." (The Baltimore Sun)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843794714
Publisher:
Naxos Audiobooks
Publication date:
07/28/2011
Pages:
6
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 5.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Jan Morris served as an intelligence officer with the 9th Queen's Royal Lancers, studied at Oxford University, and was a reporter for the Times and the Guardian before launching into a successful career as a novelist, history author, and travel writer. Her other books include Last Letters from Hav, Fifty Years of Europe, Conundrum, Hong Kong, Oxford, The World of Venice, and Farewell the Trumpets.

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