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

  • By: Jan Morris
  • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Europe
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)
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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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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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