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Celebrate the Victorian Age

Victoria Day

Queen Victoria was the Queen of the Great Britain and the British Empire from 1837-1901 and was the longest serving British monarch until recently surpassed by Queen Elizabeth II. 315 more words

Exotic England

I was fascinated by this book by Yasmin Alibhai- Brown as it explored England’s connection to the wider world, specifically those countries in the East most of which had been part of the former Empire. 286 more words

Identity

Manhattan Project Town Hall event with Lyndon LaRouche, January 30, 2016 (transcript included)

Every Saturday the LPAC Manhattan Project hosts a live Q&A town hall discussion with American Statesman Lyndon LaRouche. This week: business as usual isn’t going to stop the economic and cultural ruin subsuming our country! 8,765 more words

Glass Steagall

Evacuation by Air of Wounded Soldiers reblog from 2014

Medivac, or Medevac, is now common plus, those of my generatio or older well remember the opening sequence of the film MASH and, or at least the TV spin off. 557 more words

Cecil Rhodes statue to remain at Oxford after 'overwhelming support'

Kevin Rawlinson reports for The Guardian:

Oriel College has said it will not remove the controversial statue of Cecil Rhodes at Oxford University despite a campaign by students who believe the British imperialist’s legacy should not be celebrated. 215 more words

UK

Scottish Presbyterians and the regulation of labour in far-north Queensland

The phrase ‘Christianity, commerce, and civilisation’ is a useful encapsulation of the dynamic system that Christians believed was at the base of the expansion of their faith abroad in the nineteenth century. 1,649 more words

Australia

This Week's Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

Marc-William Palen
History Department, University of Exeter
Follow on Twitter @MWPalen

From how the Soviet Union capitalised on US discrimination to throwing out the balance sheet of the British Empire, here are this week’s top picks in imperial and global history. 1,006 more words

Imperial & Global History