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Introduction ; 1. What was the British Empire? ; 2. The British Empire: An empire among empires ; 3. Motives of imperial expansion and themes in imperial expansion ; 4. Writing about the British Empire ; 5. Legacies and audits of the British Empire
Ashley Jackson is Professor of Imperial and Military History at King's College, London. His books include Mad Dogs and Englishmen: a Grand Tour of the British Empire at its Height (Quercus, 2009), The British Empire and the Second World War, (Hambledon Continuum, 2006); and Churchill (Quercus, 2011).
Jackson's pithy survey will be a welcome guide for anyone wanting to explore the wider picture without drowning in the literature. * BBC History magazine * Professor Jackson has crafted a wide-ranging yet remarkably short introduction that successfully condenses recent scholarship without overwhelming the non-expert. * N.C. Fleming, University of Worcester, Political Studies Review *