In the popular imagination, the archetypal British imperialist is the kind of daring young adventurer portrayed in the stories of Rider Haggard and Rudyard Kipling. But, reveals Will Jackson, those who settled the Empire were far more diverse than stereotypes allow.
The notion that ‘Greed is Good’ was not born in the 1980s, nor even in the 20th century. Frank Trentmann traces the roots of today’s rampant consumer culture to the imperial ambitions of the great European powers.
The First World War threw together people from all over the world. Anna Maguire considers images of these chance meetings and the light they shed on a global conflict.
A generation before Cortés landed on the coast of Mexico, the Portuguese had set out to find the sea route to India and establish control over the...
Ironically, writes Michael Edwards, from his lofty, paternal point of view, Curzon became one of the prime architects of Indian independence.
C.R. Boxer profiles the learned and pious Duchess of Aveiro, a proud and forceful member of the Iberian aristocracy, who devoted her wealth to the propagation of the Gospel overseas.
A turbulent fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the South African Union is marked here by Frank and Edna Bradlow.
Western historians have tended to focus on one Arab Revolt in the early 20th century, while ignoring another, which was bigger and, in the opinion...
Victorian travellers had made Arab studies a romantic discipline; but, writes Alaric Jacob, British involvement in Arab affairs arose from the First World War.
After years of service in the West Indies, writes Ian Bradley, Ramsay in England helped to inspire the crusade for Abolition.