Great Britain's geopolitical role has undergone many changes over the last four centuries. Once a maritime superpower and ruler of half the world, Britain now occupies an isolated position as an economically fragile island often at odds with her European neighbors.
Lawrence James has written a comprehensive, perceptive and insightful history of the British Empire.
Spanning the years from 1600 to the present day, this critically acclaimed book combines detailed scholarship with readable popular history.
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