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Heaven's Command: An Imperial Progress - Pax Britannica, Volume 1 | [Jan Morris]

Heaven's Command: An Imperial Progress - Pax Britannica, Volume 1

The Pax Britannica trilogy is Jan Morris’s epic story of the British Empire from the accession of Queen Victoria to the death of Winston Churchill. It is a towering achievement: informative, accessible, entertaining and written with all her usual bravura. Heaven’s Command, the first volume, takes us from the crowning of Queen Victoria in 1837 to the Diamond Jubilee in 1897. The story moves effortlessly across the world, from the English shores to Fiji, Zululand, the Canadian prairies, and beyond. Totally gripping history!
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McMillan presents a well done narration of the opening volume of the Pax Britannica trilogy, a history of Britain’s empire building from the reign of Queen Victoria to the death of Winston Churchill. Morris acknowledges that this is at first too positive in its attitude toward the colonizers. As listeners hear the first section, full of heroic battles read in an excited voice by Roy McMillan, they might agree. However, Morris doesn't avoid British atrocities like the "Devil's Wind" reprisals for an uprising in India or the murderous violence toward native Tasmanians. McMillan's reading of this volume captures the energy of battle and the optimism that Britons in the Victorian Age felt toward their expansion and technological feats.

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The Pax Britannica trilogy is Jan Morris’s epic story of the British Empire from the accession of Queen Victoria to the death of Winston Churchill. It is a towering achievement: informative, accessible, entertaining, and written with all her usual bravura. Heaven’s Command, the first volume, takes us from the crowning of Queen Victoria in 1837 to the Diamond Jubilee in 1897. The story moves effortlessly across the world, from the English shores to Fiji, Zululand, the Canadian prairies, and beyond. This is totally gripping history!

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    William Bainbridge Island, WA, United States 07-07-11
    William Bainbridge Island, WA, United States 07-07-11 Member Since 2007

    Avid "reader" of history - military and with a more British slant the past few years. Rarely read novels but Anthony Powell's DTMoTime zomg

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    "Get the Unabridged!"

    I've read all of Jan Morris' Pax Britannica's volumes. They are all good. I got this audible version since it's been a few years and I would enjoy hearing it read to me....but I did not realize I had picked the abridged version.
    However, should the would-be reader not have been exposed to this series and is a bit of an anglophile, then by all means try it.

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