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Talk: ‘The British Empire – Was it Different?’

Gordon Bridger

DETAILS 


Availability

Available


Dates

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Times

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm


Location

The Guildford Institute
Ward St, Guildford
GU1 4LH


Cost

Free to all

Reference

T230

‘Every empire, however, tells itself and the world that it is unlike all other empires, that its mission is not to plunder and control but to educate and liberate.’ Edward W. Said.

Britain began to establish overseas colonies in the 16th Century. At its pinnacle the empire was the largest in the world and spanned approximately 25% of the world’s land surface. Although the empire bought vast
change and innovations to many countries, can it ever be truly considered as a force for good?

In this talk, Gordon Bridger will consider the legacy left by Britain and whether it had a positive or negative impact upon the colonised country.

Please note: it is not possible to book this talk via our website. If you would like to book a place, please contact the Institute on 01483 562142.


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