The Illustrated Rise and Fall of the British Empire
Lawrence James

The Illustrated Rise and Fall of the British Empire

Spanning four centuries and six continents, James' masterpiece The Rise and Fall of the British Empire examined the imperial experience and its legacy with tremendous verve and perception. This is an abridgement which has also been illustrated with photographs, paintings and ephemera to create a comprehensive and visually stunning summary of the era.

Book Details:

  • Author: Lawrence James
  • Published Year: 1999
  • Rights Sold
    • UK: Little Brown
    • US: St Martin’s Press

Lawrence James

Lawrence James was a founder member of York University and then took a research degree at Merton College, Oxford. After a distinguished teaching career he became a full-time writer in 1985 and has emerged as one of the outstanding narrative historians of his generation. His books include Crimea: The War with Russia in Contemporary Photographs, The Savage Wars: British Campaigns in Africa 1870-1920, Mutiny: Mutinies in British and Commonwealth Forces 1797-1956 and Imperial Rearguard: The Last Wars of Empire.Lawrence James edited the Daily Telegraph British Empire supplement (1997) and was th...
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