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The Idea of Greater Britain: Empire and the Future of World Order, 1860-1900

Duncan Bell’s book comes with an intriguing picture on its front cover: Gustave Doré’s famous 1860 depiction of a New Zealander perched on a broken arch of London Bridge sketching the ruins of St Paul’s and its environs. The image, derived from an essay by Thomas Babington Macaulay, captures much of the Victorian premonition andContinue reading “The Idea of Greater Britain: Empire and the Future of World Order, 1860-1900”