British empire

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New Tower of London display acknowledges ‘complex’ history of crown jewels
Contentious circumstances in which controversial jewels were acquired explained by ‘honest, transparent’ exhibition

Esther Addley

25, May, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Buckingham Palace declines to return remains of ‘stolen’ Ethiopian prince, say reports
Prince Alemayehu, who was taken to England after his father’s citadel was looted, was buried at Windsor Castle in 19th century

Jamie Grierson

23, May, 2023 @9:28 AM

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Farewell, racial stereotypes. Now we have the true tale of an Indian princess turned suffragette | Anjli Mohindra
South Asian actors are at last leaving behind terrorist roles for ones drawn from history

Anjli Mohindra

21, May, 2023 @8:32 AM

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‘Inevitable’ India’s jewels taken by British empire will be returned, says author
Narendra Modi is preparing a campaign to reclaim items in UK museums and held by the royal family, such as the Koh-i-noor diamond

Harry Taylor

13, May, 2023 @2:42 PM

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Belize likely to become republic, says PM as he criticises Rishi Sunak
Exclusive: Johnny Briceño attacks his UK counterpart’s refusal to apologise for atrocities of slavery

Oliver Laughland in Belmopan

04, May, 2023 @1:12 PM

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Michael Caine might not like it, but Zulu shows cinema’s power to rewrite history | Peter Bradshaw
By turning an armed invasion into a plucky underdog story, the classic war movie propagated a very dubious British mythology

Peter Bradshaw

10, Mar, 2023 @2:21 PM

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We whose ancestors owned slaves want to make amends – but nations must also pay their due | Alex Renton
My family owned plantations, but how my generation atones can only ever be a start, says author and campaigner Alex Renton

Alex Renton

11, Feb, 2023 @10:00 AM

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My ancestors were pillaged to bring the Benin bronzes to England. It is white supremacy that keeps them here | Noah Anthony Enahoro
For me, as a descendant of the kingdom’s rulers, repatriation isn’t just diplomatic – it’s personal , asks Noah Anthony Enahoro, a freelance writer based in London

Noah Anthony Enahoro

05, Feb, 2023 @1:23 PM

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Never forget that the British political and media elite endorsed slavery. It took radical campaigners to end it | Michael Taylor
The Anti-Slavery Society, founded 200 years ago this week, built a formidable political machine to end pro-slavery profiteering, says the author Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor

30, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Alan Cumming hands back his OBE citing the ‘toxicity of empire’
Actor says recent conversations about role of monarchy ‘opened his eyes’ to suffering of Indigenous people around the world

Tim Jonze

27, Jan, 2023 @11:46 AM

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The Guardian view on the Benin bronzes: leading the way home | Editorial
Editorial: The swelling international tide in favour of returning looted artefacts cannot be ignored by Britain’s national museums


08, Jan, 2023 @6:25 PM

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Cambridge University to return over 100 looted Benin bronzes to Nigeria
Move to see restitution of 116 historical objects taken by British during the sacking of Benin in 1897

Jane Clinton

14, Dec, 2022 @11:39 PM

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