British Empire

Glyn Davis reviews 'Britain's Europe: A thousand years of conflict and cooperation' by Brendan Simms

Glyn Davis
22 August 2016

For elections in Britain, the polling stations stay open until late, with counting through to dawn. So it was a sleepless night for many on Thursday, 23 June 2016 ...

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Martyn Lyons reviews 'In These Times' by Jenny Uglow

Martyn Lyons
29 April 2015

If you had asked anyone in the 1780s where in Europe a revolution was most likely to break out, the answer would probably have been Britain. Paris was too strictly policed to be a candidate, whereas London had recently been the scene of violent anti-Catholic riots. The British were an unruly people, as Jenny Uglow’s book on British life during the French revolutio ... More

Peter Morton: Lusting for London

Lucy Sussex
29 May 2012

Life in Dingo Dell

Lucy Sussex

 

Lusting for London: Australian Expatriate Writers at the Hub of Empire, 1870–1950
by Peter Morton
Palgrave Macmillan, $145 hb, 294 pp, 9780230338883

 

Until recently, there was a prevailing attitude that to succeed as ... More