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A Month of: Brief Histories of British Empire Territories - Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is not only one of the world’s least explored countries it is also one of the most culturally diverse, with for example… 260 more words

The Dream of the Celt

I first heard about Roger Casement many years ago and added his name to my mental list of people to find out more about.  His role within, and then against, the British Empire made him an extraordinary figure.   412 more words

Book

How the British Empire blighted Britain, and more British politics

The Significance of the Year 1984.  The year should have been celebrated as the centenary of British democracy. Only in 1884 did a majority of adult males living in Britain have a vote.  353 more words

Britain

A History of the World in 100 Objects

I was in London recently so returned to the British Museum.  As I was there I reflected on how important this museum has become to me over the years.   296 more words

London

The University of Cape Town is right to remove its Cecil Rhodes statue

David Priestland writes for The Guardian:

‘[…] What should happen to the statues of fallen “heroes” – once respected, now reviled? We’d be looking at a lot of empty plinths if every offender against modern morality were to be removed. 228 more words

History

"KING OF THE KHYBER RIFLES" (1953) Review

“KING OF THE KHYBER RIFLES” (1953) Review

Twentieth-Century Fox was never a studio that I would associate with movies about the British Empire. Mind you, the studio had released several during the period between its formation in 1935 and the 1953 release of “KING OF THE KHYBER RIFLES”. 1,321 more words

Movies