A century ago, the British authorities in India passed a series of reforms that they hoped would appease the subcontinent’s increasingly confident political movements. But, writes Denis Judd, it was too little, too late.
Denis Judd reviews a title covering the period from the Battle of Yorktown to the handover of Hong Kong.
Denis Judd takes stock of current arguments as to the effect of British rule in India and other countries of the Empire.
Denis Judd questions the role of Empire in defining Britain’s identity in relation to Europe and the rest of the world.
At Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in June 1897, pride in the British Empire seemed at its zenith, but in a fresh look at the commemorative poems of Rudyard Kipling, Denis Judd finds the poet pointing to cracks in the imperial façade.
The Victorians glorified the hero Gordon of Khartoum. But the reality was considerably less clear-cut.
Denis Judd reviews an infamous episode in 1895 in the Transvaal.
Denis Judd on a collection of essays on the South African War