Pax Brittanica

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 150 ratings

Heaven's Command Summary

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!

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  • Book 1

    • Heaven's Command

    • An Imperial Progress - Pax Britannica, Volume 1
    • By: Jan Morris
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 20 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    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!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very entertaining

    • By Amazon Customer on 31-08-11

    Regular price: £67.09

  • Book 2

    • Pax Britannica

    • The Climax of an Empire - Pax Britannica, Volume 2
    • By: Jan Morris
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 17 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Long & Fascinating

    • By JONAH8208 on 21-11-12
    • The Climax of an Empire - Pax Britannica, Volume 2
    • By: Jan Morris
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 17 hrs and 9 mins
    • Release date: 20-07-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 45 ratings

    Regular price: £55.59

  • Book 3

    • Farewell the Trumpets

    • An Imperial Retreat: Pax Britannica, Book 3
    • By: Jan Morris
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 20 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Long, Educational and Fascinating

    • By JONAH8208 on 21-11-12

    Regular price: £37.29