British empire

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Imperialism and the British class system | Letters
Letter: Dr Ellen McAdam on interpreting Britain’s imperialist legacy, comparing other cultures to find the roots of empire, and class-based prejudice


15, Jan, 2021 @6:21 PM

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New Year honours 2021: citizens awarded for response to pandemic crisis
Among those honoured are health and social care workers, Covid response volunteers, virus experts and fund-raising centenarians

Alexandra Topping

30, Dec, 2020 @10:30 PM

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Nonfiction to look out for in 2021
Biographies of Philip Roth and DH Lawrence, and the curious death of Robert Maxwell

Rachel Cooke

27, Dec, 2020 @10:00 AM

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In 1953, Britain openly removed an elected government, with tragic consequences | Gaiutra Bahadur
The overthrow of Guyana’s ruling party by colonial forces fomented a racial divide, writes professor and author Gaiutra Bahadur

Gaiutra Bahadur

30, Oct, 2020 @11:55 AM

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Hugh Walker obituary
Other lives: Colonial service administrator who switched to the BBC Somali Service and then moved to Hong Kong

Lesley Curwen

19, Oct, 2020 @7:07 PM

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Black History Month needs a wider focus | Letter
Letter: British colonial exploitation affected many countries, and the descendants of those who suffered should also have the opportunity to explore and criticise it, writes Peter Rowlands


18, Oct, 2020 @4:32 PM

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David Hume was a complex man. Erasing his name is too simplistic a gesture | Kenan Malik
Taking the philosopher’s name off a tower ignores history and is no help to the present

Kenan Malik

20, Sep, 2020 @7:15 AM

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UK needs a museum of colonialism, says historian William Dalrymple
White Mughals author, speaking at the Jaipur literature festival, says it is ‘not a matter of being woke’ and children should learn about imperial history

Alison Flood

16, Sep, 2020 @12:25 PM

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'Britain at its worst': Luke Treadaway on the shock of The Singapore Grip
In ITV’s epic wartime drama, the actor plays an uptight colonialist caught in Britain’s biggest ever surrender. He talks about racist rulers, life in lockdown – and why you should never act with cats

Stuart Jeffries

10, Sep, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Proms changes replace jingoism with hope | Letters
Letters: Readers air their views in the debate over the traditional flag-waving anthems Rule, Britannia! and Land of Hope and Glory


31, Aug, 2020 @4:16 PM

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Palestine: 1947 escape from British prison exposed as inside job
Exclusive: architect leaked plans to Jewish militants leading to raid seen as signifying London’s declining control

Oliver Holmes Jerusalem correspondent

30, Aug, 2020 @10:02 AM

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The debt that Britain still owes for slavery | Letters
Letters: Mary Ruck on the forced labour endured by Kenyans during the 1950s state of emergency, Dr Charmian Goldwyn on today’s inequalities, Fawzi Ibrahim on the downside to reparations and James Heartfield on Lord Palmerston’s acknowledgment of Britain’s debt to Africa. Plus letters from Norman Miller and John Pelling


12, Jul, 2020 @4:21 PM

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