Volume 32 Issue 8 August 1982

Manpower for Britain's Empire

The flood of emigrants bidding their 'Last farewell to England' in the early nineteenth century was not as the result of an organised governmental policy of colonial development, argues Mark Brayshaw, but of haphazard individual effort.

The First Highland Charge

During the Highland rebellions from the mid-seventeenth century, explains David Stevenson, the fighting highlanders developed a remarkable military tactic which terrified their enemies.

Kipling, Kim and Imperialism

Kipling's view of imperialism, explain Fred Reist and David Washbrook, was a more complex one than his single, famous line quoted often out of context, 'Oh, East is East and West is West and never the twain shall meet.' 

Redmond O'Hanlon and the Outlaws of Ulster

In the first half of the seventeenth century, Ireland in effect changed hands, and Redmond O'Hanlon was one of the many dispossessed who made parts of Ireland ungovernable by the outlaw's war he waged.