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Mad Dogs and Englishmen

This book is just right as a ‘coffee table’ book!  The pictures are amazing and the page layout uses the illustrations to good effect to give an overview of the British Empire over a hundred year period from 1850.   293 more words


Top Picks - BBC Four: David Olusoga, A Timewatch Guide, British Empire: Heroes and Villains.

David Olusoga, a historian, writer and broadcaster demonstrated to us the ways the British Empire had been represented and re-written through television in the last 70 years. 429 more words

047 - The Imitation Game (2014)

spacetime coordinate: United Kingdom during ww2

The Imitation Game is a 2014 American historical drama thriller film directed by Morten Tyldum and written by Graham Moore… 39 more words


This is probably what it felt like to be a British foreign service officer after World War II, when you realize, no, the sun actually does set on your empire…

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Book Review: 'Victorians and Edwardians Abroad: The Beginning of the Modern Holiday'

Reviewer: NZ Crown Mines

Title:  Victorians and Edwardians Abroad: The Beginning of the Modern Holiday

Author: Neil Matthews

Total Number of Pages: 135

Rating Scale (1: Very Poor, 10: Excellent): 7… 739 more words

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Remembering Bhagat Singh and The Infinite Circle of Blood, Lahore

There is one story about Lahore that is close to my heart and that is the story of Bhagat Singh, that great freedom fighter of Lahore and of this subcontinent, no amount of sectarian hatred can erase the memory of a man who walked tall in the streets of Lahore, and who was hanged in central jail Lahore. 992 more words

027 - Van Diemen's Land (2009)

spacetime coordinate: 1822, The Macquarie Harbour Penal Station, British colonial penal settlement, established on Sarah Island, Macquarie Harbour

Van Diemen’s Land is a 2009 Australian thriller set in 1822 in… 47 more words