British Imperialism: 1688-2015 (3rd Edition) by A. G. Hopkins, P.J. Cain

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By A. G. Hopkins, P.J. Cain

A milestone within the figuring out of British background and imperialism, this ground-breaking e-book notably reinterprets the process sleek financial improvement and the explanations of abroad enlargement in past times 3 centuries. utilising their notion of 'gentlemanly capitalism', the authors draw imperial and family British background jointly to teach how the form of the state and its economic system trusted overseas and imperial ties, and the way those ties have been undone to supply the post-colonial global of at the present time.

Containing a considerably extended and up-to-date Foreword and Afterword, this 3rd version assesses the improvement of the controversy because the book’s unique booklet, discusses the imperial period within the context of the talk over globalization, and exhibits how the learn of the age of empires is still suitable to knowing the post-colonial international.

Covering the complete volume of the British empire from China to South the US and taking a large chronological view from the 17th century to post-imperial Britain at the present time, British Imperialism: 1688–2015 is the suitable learn for all scholars of imperial and worldwide historical past.

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499). Charles II was succeeded by his brother James II in 1685, an unpopular heir because he was openly Catholic (Charles was a secret Catholic). He appointed Catholics to key posts and dismissed Parliament so he could rule without interference. In 1688 his wife gave birth to a son, which was the last straw for England’s Protestant nobility. They invited James’s Protestant daughter from his first marriage and her Dutch husband William of Orange to take the throne. 23 Anne had 17 children but only one survived birth—and he died at age 11.

There are views of Pen-y-Fan, the highest peak in South Wales, and the Taf Fechan Reservoir. By 1811, 150 miles of rail track had been built in South Wales, the powerhouse of the Industrial Revolution. George Stephenson, son of a colliery fireman in Northumberland, became an engineer after working on James Watt’s engine. He was appointed engineer of the Liverpool to Manchester Line in 1826—the first passenger railway line in Britain. Stephenson’s locomotive—The Rocket—reached 30mph, and the line was opened for business in 1830.

Its Bradley Manor station appeared in the 2005 movie The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, while Keighley and Worth Valley Railway in West Yorkshire was where 1970’s The Railway Children was filmed. The line now has steam trains and Railway Children events. com. ENGLAND & WALES IN DEPTH every region had a slightly different time, based on the local sunrise and sunset. Now everybody in Britain kept the same time, so that rail timetables would work. After World War I, there were 120 rail companies in Britain, which were reduced to 4: the Great Western Railway; London, Midland, and Scottish Railway (LMS); London and North Eastern Railway (LNER); and the Southern Railway.

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