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#Shorncliffe's other Air Raid Victims #FWW #Folkestone

The story of the bombing on the 25th May 1917 is well known. The burials of the Canadian Soldiers killed led to the Canadian Day Memorial Service now held annually at Shorncliffe Military Cemetery. 283 more words

From History&Policy - What does British imperial economic history tell us about the future of UK-EU trading relations?

by David Clayton, originally published on 25 April 2017 on History & Policy

Post-Brexit UK-European Union (EU) trading relations will take one of three forms: 204 more words

Empire effects : the case of shipping

I have been trying, for some time now, to circle an issue that we can consider to be a cousin of the emerging “state capacity” literature ( 481 more words

Economics

OTD d. H. Rider Haggard - 12 quotes & how to survive reading in the modern era

Today is the anniversary of the death of Sir Henry Rider Haggard (1856 – 1925). Haggard was a Norfolk born English writer famous for his adventure stories, but he also wrote non fiction. 915 more words

Writers

Book: Capitalism & Slavery, by Eric Williams (1944)

This has been on my “to read” list for a couple of years now, ever since coming across it in a British Empire seminar, and I finally picked it up for my dissertation. 569 more words

Brexit and Colonialism: Empire 2.0

It is indisputable that the UK’s political landscape has been changed dramatically by the referendum decision on 23rd June 2016 to leave the European Union. Naturally, attention turned to the question of how the UK would ‘take back control’ from the supposed bureaucracy and dominance of the EU. 943 more words

UK

"honouring our fight for freedom" - too much cliche

The Editor,  The Dominion Post,  Wellington

29 April, 2017

Dear editor,

The Dom Post headline, “honouring our fight for freedom”, contains too much cliché to be helpful. 103 more words

Letters