Pax Brittanica
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  • 1
    Heaven's Command: An Imperial Progress - Pax Britannica, Volume 1 | Jan Morris

    Heaven's Command: An Imperial Progress - Pax Britannica, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Jan Morris
    • Narrated By Roy McMillan
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    The Pax Britannica trilogy is Jan Morris's epic story of the British Empire from the accession of Queen Victoria to the death of Winston Churchill. It is a towering achievement: informative, accessible, entertaining and written with all her usual bravura. Heaven's Command, the first volume, takes us from the crowning of Queen Victoria in 1837 to the Diamond Jubilee in 1897. The story moves effortlessly across the world, from the English shores to Fiji, Zululand, the Canadian prairies and beyond. Totally gripping history!

    Very entertaining

    An enjoyable voyage through the history of empire building, jumping from country to country with enough detail to get a good understanding without get..Show More »

    Reviewed on 31 August 2011 by Amazon Customer ()
  • 2
    Pax Britannica: The Climax of an Empire - Pax Britannica, Volume 2 | Jan Morris

    Pax Britannica: The Climax of an Empire - Pax Britannica, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Jan Morris
    • Narrated By Roy McMillan
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    The Pax Britannica trilogy is Jan Morris's magnificent history of the British Empire from 1837 to 1965. Huge in scope and ambition, it is always personal and immediate, bringing the story vividly to life. Pax Britannica, the second volume, is a snapshot of the Empire at the Diamond Jubilee of 1897. It looks at what made up the Empire -from adventurers and politicians to communications and infrastructure, as well as anomalies and eccentricities.

    Very Long & Fascinating

    This review is for all three large volumes of Mr Morris's brilliant and exhaustive work tracing the rise and fall of the British Empire in exquisite d..Show More »

    Reviewed on 21 November 2012 by JONAH8208 (St Martins, United Kingdom)
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    Farewell the Trumpets: An Imperial Retreat: Pax Britannica, Book 3 | Jan Morris

    Farewell the Trumpets: An Imperial Retreat: Pax Britannica, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Jan Morris
    • Narrated By Roy McMillan
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    The Pax Britannica trilogy is Jan Morris' magnificent history of the British Empire from 1837 to 1965. This final volume charts the decline and dissolution of what was once the largest empire the world had known. From the first signs of decay in the imperial ambition in the Boer Wars, through the global shifts in power evident in the two World Wars, it offers a perspective that is honest, evocative, and occasionally elegiac.

    Very Long, Educational and Fascinating

    This review is for all three large volumes of Mr Morris's brilliant and exhaustive work tracing the rise and fall of the British Empire in exquisite d..Show More »

    Reviewed on 21 November 2012 by JONAH8208 (St Martins, United Kingdom)