British empire

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Readers reply: what if the British empire had never existed? Would the world be a better or worse place?
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical concepts

06, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Discovering Britain’s first Asian MP | Letter
Letter: David Ochterlony Dyce Sombre was the first, not Dadabhai Naoroji, says Tony Berrett

Letters

31, Oct, 2022 @5:23 PM

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What if the British empire never existed? Would the world be a better or a worse place?
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical concepts

30, Oct, 2022 @2:01 PM

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Uncovering Britain’s secret history of bussing ethnic minority children
Shabina Aslam was sent away to a remote school under a policy of dispersing non-white children in the 1960s and 1970s, which she now explores in a Bradford-based exhibition

Aina J Khan Community affairs correspondent

28, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Indian minister calls for abolition of 1,500 laws dating back to Raj
Archaic laws include fining those who fail to beat a drum to beat back locusts or report money found in street

Amrit Dhillon in Delhi

25, Oct, 2022 @8:47 AM

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‘Painful memories’: what will the royal family do with the Koh-i-noor diamond?
India’s Narenda Modi has suggested Queen Consort should not wear infamous gem on coronation day

Anita Anand

14, Oct, 2022 @12:18 PM

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Cambridge University finds it gained ‘significant benefits’ from slave trade
Research finds no evidence of direct slave holdings but gains accrued from investments and individuals involved in slavery

Richard Adams Education editor

22, Sep, 2022 @6:30 PM

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Violence of British empire in focus on Baillie Gifford longlist
Legacy of Violence: A History of the British Empire by Caroline Elkins among potential winners of £50,000 nonfiction prize

Sarah Shaffi

22, Sep, 2022 @8:00 AM

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The true meaning of the imperial state crown | Brief letters
Brief letters: Emperor Henry VIII | Chilling debate | Biden bins the bus | Wiggle v wriggle | Malevolent wally

Letters

21, Sep, 2022 @5:06 PM

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Queen’s stirring funeral shows the power of pageantry | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to the spectacle and splendour of Britain saying goodbye to its longest-reigning monarch

Letters

20, Sep, 2022 @5:02 PM

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Under our monarchy, a deeply unequal world flourished | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to Afua Hirsch’s article calling for Britain to confront the painful truth of its colonial past

Letters

18, Sep, 2022 @4:46 PM

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Can you be both keen on tradition and open to change? Well, that sounds like Britain to me | Sunder Katwala
That the country has modernised so quickly is due in part to the continuity provided by the monarchy

Sunder Katwala

18, Sep, 2022 @8:00 AM

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