Synopses & Reviews
An introduction to the rise and fall of the British Empire
A new addition to Penguins bestselling series of historical atlases, The Penguin Historical Atlas of the British Empire traces the emergence of the worlds greatest empire, from its earliest beginnings in the British Isles through its ascendancy in Victorian times to its ultimate collapse in the mid-twentieth century. It examines the impact of British dominance throughout the world and the legacy it has bestowed.
--Richly illustrated with photographs, artwork re-creations, and over 150 full-color maps
--Contains a timeline and a table of imperial territories
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. This title examines the impact of British dominance in America, India and Africa, and the changes brought by Britain's settlement of Australasia.
About the Author
Nigel Dalziel is the curator of the Lancaster Maritime Museum and the editor of numerous collections of Victorian photographs.