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John MacKenzie

Musical score from 1899

John MacKenzie suggests that imperial rule and the possession of empire were an essential component of British identity, life and culture for over 200 years from the mid-eighteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries.

John MacKenzie samples two new works on the maritime history of Britain.

John MacKenzie reviews the impact of Queen Victoria in shaping a new national identity and institutions, as the V&A opens its new exhibition on the Victorian Vision.

John MacKenzie on the role and future of Commonwealth House

John MacKenzie argues there is life yet in Marxist analysis if not in its practice then for examining the process of imperial rule and its transformation.

Oman is frequently in the news at the moment - reflecting Britain’s crucial role in the reconstruction of this ancient Empire.