Readership: General readers interetsted in world history and politics; students of history, politics, and cultural history.
Ashley Jackson, Professor of Imperial and Military History at King's College, London
Ashley Jackson is Professor of Imperial and Military History at King's College, London. His books include Mad Dogs and Englishmen: a Grand Tour of the British Empire at its Height (Quercus, 2009), The British Empire and the Second World War, (Hambledon Continuum, 2006); and Churchill (Quercus, 2011).
"Professor Jackson has crafted a wide-ranging yet remarkably short introduction that successfully condenses recent scholarship without overwhelming the non-expert." - N.C. Fleming, University of Worcester, Political Studies Review
"Jackson's pithy survey will be a welcome guide for anyone wanting to explore the wider picture without drowning in the literature." - BBC History magazine
1: What was the British Empire?
2: The British Empire: An empire among empires
3: Motives of imperial expansion and themes in imperial expansion
4: Writing about the British Empire
5: Legacies and audits of the British Empire