Erscheinungsdatum: 04.03.2020, Medium: Buch, Einband: Gebunden, Titel: The Beginning of the End of The British Empire, Titelzusatz: True Short Stories That Show How the Demise of British Empire Began With The Second World War, Autor: Payne Oam, Roger, Verlag: Vij Books India Private Limited, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: HISTORY // Military // World War II // Zweiter Weltkrieg // Periode // 1939 bis 1945, Rubrik: Geschichte // Sonstiges, Seiten: 490, Informationen: HC gerader Rücken kaschiert, Gewicht: 899 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Erscheinungsdatum: 19.12.1995, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: The British Empire in the Middle East, 1945-1951, Titelzusatz: Arab Nationalism, the United States, and Postwar Imperialism, Autor: Louis, William Roger, Verlag: OUP Oxford, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: HISTORY // Europe // Great Britain // Vereinigtes Königreich // Großbritannien, Rubrik: Geschichte, Seiten: 824, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 1226 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Alongside Sanders of the River and The Four Feathers, this rip-roaring Technicolor adventure completes what became known as Alexander Korda's 'Empire trilogy', made by London Films in the late 1930s. An unabashed celebration of the British Raj, The Drum made a star of Sabu, the young Indian actor who was to become a firm favourite in both British and American films over the coming decade. Also starring Roger Livesey as an Army captain working undercover to monitor arms smuggling and featuring a brilliantly malevolent performance from Oscar nominee Raymond Massey as a murderous royal usurper intent on fomenting rebellion, The Drum is featured here in a brand-new transfer from original film elements, in its original theatrical aspect ratio. SPECIAL FEATURES: Image Gallery Promotional Materials PDF
Roger Standing, commander of the British Empire and the prime minister's special adviser for education, is murdered. DCI Tom Caton is not short of suspects. But if this is a simple mugging gone wrong then why has MI5 ransacked his apartment, and why is Special Branch disrupting the investigation? And why are the widow and her son taking the news so calmly? Roger Standing was not what he seemed...and something is rotten in the corridors of power. Will the killer strike again? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Troughton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/034702/bk_acx0_034702_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is 1862, though not the 1862 it should be. Time has been altered, and Sir Richard Francis Burton, the king's agent, is one of the few people who know that the world is now careening along a very different course from that which Destiny intended. When a clockwork-powered man of brass is found abandoned in Trafalgar Square, Burton and his assistant, the wayward poet Algernon Swinburne, find themselves on the trail of the stolen Garnier Collection of black diamonds rumoured to be fragments of the Lemurian Eye of Naga, a meteorite that fell to Earth in prehistoric times. His investigation leads to involvement with the media sensation of the age: the Tichborne Claimant, a man who insists that he's the long lost heir to the cursed Tichborne estate. Monstrous, bloated, and monosyllabic, he's not the aristocratic Sir Roger Tichborne known to everyone, yet the working classes come out in force to support him. They are soon rioting through the streets of London, as mysterious steam wraiths incite all-out class warfare. From a haunted mansion to the Bedlam madhouse, from South America to Australia, from séances to a secret labyrinth, Burton struggles with shadowy opponents and his own inner demons, meeting along the way the philosopher Herbert Spencer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Florence Nightingale, and Charles Doyle (father of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle). Can the king's agent expose a plot that threatens to rip the British Empire apart, leading to an international conflict the like of which the world has never seen? And what part does the clockwork man have to play? Burton and Swinburne's second adventure, The Clockwork Man of Trafalgar Square is filled with eccentric steam-driven technology, grotesque characters, and a deepening mystery that pushes forward the three-volume story arc begun in The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gerard Doyle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004363/bk_adbl_004363_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Roger Fry, CBE is the founder of Kings College, Madrid. He is the Chairman of COBIS Council of British International Schools, a Director of the Independent Schools Council, a Patron of the Royal Grammar School Worcester, and a Sir Thomas Pope Fellow of Trinity College Oxford. He is a Commander of the Order of the British Empire and of the Order of Civil Merit of Spain. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is an order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by George V of the United Kingdom. Only the highest two ranks automatically cause an individual to become a knight or dame, an honour allowing the recipient to use the title "Sir" (male) or "Dame" (female) before their first name (though men can be knighted separately from this and other Orders of Chivalry).
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The story of Britain through its census, since 1801The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Maker is a witty, insightful and surprising history of modern Britain, narrated through the colourful stories of the men and women who forged the country.At the beginning of each decade for 200 years the national census has presented a self-portrait of the British Isles.The census has surveyed Britain from the Napoleonic wars to the age of the internet, through the agricultural and industrial revolutions, possession of the biggest empire on earth and the devastation of the 20th century's two world wars.In The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Maker, Roger Hutchinson looks at every census between the first in 1801 and the latest in 2011. He uses this much-loved resource of family historians to paint a vivid picture of a society experiencing unprecedented changes.Hutchinson explores the controversial creation of the British census. He follows its development from a head-count of the population conducted by clerks with quill pens, to a computerised survey which is designed to discover 'the address, place of birth, religion, marital status, ability to speak English and self-perceived national identity of every twenty-seven-year-old Welsh-speaking Sikh metalworker living in Swansea'.All human life is here, from prime ministers to peasants and paupers, from Irish rebels to English patriots, from the last native speakers of Cornish to the first professional footballers, from communities of prostitutes to individuals called 'abecedarians' who made a living from teaching the alphabet.The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Maker is as original and unique as those people and their islands on the cutting edge of Europe.
'Martin Duberman is a national treasure.' &#8212;Masha Gessen, The New Yorker Roger Casement was an internationally renowned figure at the beginning of the 20th century, famous for exposing the widespread atrocities against the indigenous people in King Leopold's Congo and his subsequent exposure&#8212;for which he was knighted in 1911&#8212;of the brutal conditions of enslaved labor in Peru. An Irish nationalist of profound conviction, he attempted, at the outbreak of World War I, to obtain German support and weapons for an armed rebellion against British rule. Apprehended and convicted of treason in a notorious trial that captured worldwide attention, Casement was sentenced to die on the gallows. A powerful petition drive for the commutation of his sentence was inaugurated by George Bernard Shaw and a host of other influential figures. A gay man, Casement kept detailed diaries of his sexual escapades, and the British government, upon discovering the diaries, circulated its pages to public figures, thereby crippling what had been a mounting petition for clemency. In 1916, he was hanged. In this gripping reimagining, acclaimed historian Martin Duberman paints a full portrait of the man for the first time. Tracing his evolution from servant of the empire to his work as a humanitarian activist and anti-imperialist, Duberman resurrects and recognizes all facets&#8212;from the professional to the personal&#8212;of the fantastic life of this pioneer for human rights.