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.
Pax Britannica Dby 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 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)
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