Introduction: Halfway House - Isles and Empire over half a century ; 1. British Isles/British Empire: dual mandate/dual identity ; 2. Electing the governors/the governance of the elect ; 3. The British Way and Purpose ; 4. Being British: creeds and cultures ; 5. Unity and disunity: The price of victory ; 6. Declining advantage: The British economy ; 7. Riches, poverty, and progress ; Conclusion: decline and progress ; Further Reading ; Chronology ; Maps ; Index
Keith Robbins is Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales, Lampeter, and Senior Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales. His publications include The First World War (OUP 1985) and A Bibliography of British History 1914-1989 (OUP 1996).