The British Empire 1558-1995 by T. O. Lloyd

The British Empire 1558-1995

byT. O. Lloyd

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This is a comprehensive survey of the entire history of the British empire. Avoiding the polemics or apologetics that were inevitable when the empire was still at the centre of political controversy, T. O. Lloyd describes the full sweep of expansion and decolonization from the voyages ofdiscovery in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I to the achievement of independence in the second half of the twentieth century. Drawing out both parallels and differences between paths of development throughout the empire, Professor Lloyd provides a unified and coherent account of a vital period in thehistory of all the countries that make up the modern Commonwealth. For the second edition, Professor Lloyd has revised the text, updated the bibliography and tables, and added a final chapter on `The World after the Empire', which examines the important events and issues of today in countries of the former empire, such as South Africa, Canada, Hong Kong, andAustralia.

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T.O. Lloyd is at University of Toronto.
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Title:The British Empire 1558-1995Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.02 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198731337

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Table of Contents

1. Colonies and Distant Monarchs 1558-16492. Monarchs and their colonies 1649-17143. Peace and War 1713-17634. War and Survival 1763-17915. The Stress of Revolution 1788-18266. Expansion without Effort 1815-18547. Victorian Stability 1848-18718. Victorian Activity 1869-18909. Victorian Imperial Enthusiasm 1883-189910. Fighting and Reorganizing 1899-192211. The Defeat of the Imperial Idea 1922-194512. Independence by Degrees 1945-196013. Independence at Once 1960-198314. The World after the Empire

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This is a comprehensive survey of the entire history of the British empire. T. O. Lloyd describes the full sweep of expansion and decolonization from the voyages of discovery in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I to the achievement of independence in the second half of the twentieth century.

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`He adopts a degree of detachment not possible for earlier historians, who once celebrated the imperial mission, then denounced exploitation.'David Twiston Davies, Catholic Herald