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Pax Britannica – The Climax of an Empire (Pax Britannica, Vol. 2) (Unabridged)


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Item number NA0036
Barcode 9781843794691
Release date 7/1/2011
Category Spoken Word
Label NAXOS AUDIO BOOKS
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 13
Performers
Booklet Author McMillan, Roy
Disc: 1
1 Introduction by Jan Morris 00:03:52 McMillan, Roy
2 Pax Britannica – The British Empire 1897 00:02:27 McMillan, Roy
3 Chapter 1: The Heirs of Rome 00:01:56 McMillan, Roy
4 2: The crowds outside waited in proud excitement… 00:03:19 McMillan, Roy
5 3: Many and varied energies had swept the British… 00:04:29 McMillan, Roy
6 Among the better-informed… 00:07:49 McMillan, Roy
7 4: Within two minutes, we are told… 00:02:56 McMillan, Roy
8 5: More gratifying still was the tribute of the Em 00:04:53 McMillan, Roy
9 6: The procession itself was a superb display… 00:06:35 McMillan, Roy
10 7: Everybody agreed it was a great success. 00:01:03 McMillan, Roy
11 Chapter 2: Palm and Pine 00:04:55 McMillan, Roy
12 2: Outside this heterogeneous mass there shone… 00:08:14 McMillan, Roy
13 3: All this the British people surveyed… 00:06:05 McMillan, Roy
14 4: So they were motley origins… 00:02:42 McMillan, Roy
15 5: Never since the world began, Seeley had written 00:02:32 McMillan, Roy
16 6: So it looked to the British. 00:00:45 McMillan, Roy
17 Chapter 3: Life-lines 00:02:32 McMillan, Roy
18 2: A favourite map of the time was the kind that s 00:09:49 McMillan, Roy
19 3: Elaborate systems of supply, defence and commun 00:01:23 McMillan, Roy
Disc: 2
1 The British held key ports and maritime fortresses 00:02:46 McMillan, Roy
2 4: Backwards and forwards along the imperial shipp 00:05:09 McMillan, Roy
3 5: The British had invented submarine cables… 00:08:07 McMillan, Roy
4 6: All this vast expertise, of ships and mails… 00:01:34 McMillan, Roy
5 Chapter 4: Migrations 00:05:55 McMillan, Roy
6 2: Emigration to the Empire was officially popular 00:06:30 McMillan, Roy
7 3: If the Empire dispersed the British… 00:06:12 McMillan, Roy
8 4: As for the flora and fauna… 00:05:53 McMillan, Roy
9 5: It multiplied so fast that its progeny became a 00:03:33 McMillan, Roy
10 6: Saddest of all, in their irrepressible impulse 00:02:02 McMillan, Roy
11 Chapter 5: Pioneers 00:04:53 McMillan, Roy
12 2: It was a sign of the imperial times that Rhodes 00:03:34 McMillan, Roy
13 3: 'As for us,' said the Rhodesia Herald… 00:02:36 McMillan, Roy
14 4: The Company had been, it is true, under a cloud 00:06:47 McMillan, Roy
15 5: These were the homely pleasures of a frontier t 00:07:22 McMillan, Roy
16 6: But far lower even than the vagrants in the soc 00:05:20 McMillan, Roy
Disc: 3
1 7: Salisbury was scarcely a sentimental town. 00:02:32 McMillan, Roy
2 Chapter 6: The Profit 00:02:57 McMillan, Roy
3 2: In the 1890s this atavistic view of imperial pr 00:06:45 McMillan, Roy
4 3: Trade was a steadier imperial impulse… 00:05:07 McMillan, Roy
5 The free ports of the Empire… 00:04:21 McMillan, Roy
6 4: It was a common belief among the late Victorian 00:04:16 McMillan, Roy
7 5: Such was the profit-mechanism of Empire… 00:04:17 McMillan, Roy
8 6: So all these various instincts and impulses of 00:01:50 McMillan, Roy
9 Chapter 7: The Glory 00:05:36 McMillan, Roy
10 2: The Empire was at its zenith… 00:03:31 McMillan, Roy
11 3: Dreams of private glory, too, forced the imperi 00:03:58 McMillan, Roy
12 4: What incentives they were! 00:02:03 McMillan, Roy
13 5: Many years before Dr. Livingstone had laid anot 00:08:01 McMillan, Roy
14 6: The evangelical mood was now past its prime… 00:05:12 McMillan, Roy
15 7: On a Governmental level… 00:03:00 McMillan, Roy
16 8: And there was one more stimulus to splendour… 00:00:49 McMillan, Roy
17 Chapter 8: Caste 00:04:16 McMillan, Roy
18 The joke that 'niggers began at Calais' was not en 00:02:28 McMillan, Roy
19 3: But to be coloured was something else. 00:03:39 McMillan, Roy
20 4: By the nineties the attitude had hardened. 00:04:25 McMillan, Roy
Disc: 4
1 In England those who believed the East could be… 00:04:11 McMillan, Roy
2 5: The immediate problems of race arose only… 00:03:23 McMillan, Roy
3 6: Yet this very class of Anglicized Asians and Af 00:08:14 McMillan, Roy
4 7: Among the settlers and planters of the tropical 00:08:53 McMillan, Roy
5 8: A vassal could qualify for respect… 00:06:00 McMillan, Roy
6 9: On the banks of the Hooghly River in Calcutta… 00:07:08 McMillan, Roy
7 10: For it was not viciousness, nor even simply co 00:03:55 McMillan, Roy
8 11: Steevens's unspeakable conceit might speak… 00:01:38 McMillan, Roy
9 Chapter 9: Islanders 00:02:33 McMillan, Roy
10 2: Like many another island fortress it had endure 00:02:16 McMillan, Roy
11 3: It was a colony exceptional in its beauty… 00:04:52 McMillan, Roy
12 4: It was quite an elaborate little Government… 00:05:26 McMillan, Roy
13 5: A mile or so from Government House… 00:04:39 McMillan, Roy
14 6: Often, when a merchant ship approached the entr 00:05:03 McMillan, Roy
15 7: St. Lucia's Diamond Jubilee accordingly… 00:02:47 McMillan, Roy
16 8: But then a feu de joie, commented the Voice sou 00:04:25 McMillan, Roy
17 9: Brigade-Surgeon Gouldsbury never returned to St 00:00:45 McMillan, Roy
18 Chapter 10: Imperial Order 00:02:34 McMillan, Roy
Disc: 5
1 2: The one immoveable thing about it was the Crown 00:06:02 McMillan, Roy
2 3: The Crown at the very summit… 00:02:51 McMillan, Roy
3 4: From the graceful little iron suspension bridge 00:08:49 McMillan, Roy
4 5: It was an imperial maxim… 00:04:46 McMillan, Roy
5 6: Steeped in the traditions of the team spirit… 00:03:36 McMillan, Roy
6 7: Top jobs in the Empire sometimes went to grande 00:04:32 McMillan, Roy
7 8: The law was different. 00:04:48 McMillan, Roy
8 9: Loftily above it all, the supreme fount of impe 00:05:40 McMillan, Roy
9 10: Not the law as such, but the rule of law… 00:02:43 McMillan, Roy
10 Chapter 11: Imperial Complexity 00:02:54 McMillan, Roy
11 2: At one end were the great self-governing coloni 00:04:05 McMillan, Roy
12 3: Nothing was uniform. 00:04:43 McMillan, Roy
13 4: Consider the island of Ascension… 00:03:25 McMillan, Roy
14 5: Here are a few less spectacular anomalies of Em 00:01:23 McMillan, Roy
15 6: And oddest of all the imperial phenomena was Eg 00:09:23 McMillan, Roy
16 7: Paddling up the Nile with Oxford marmalade… 00:05:44 McMillan, Roy
17 8: It was all bits and pieces. 00:02:00 McMillan, Roy
18 Chapter 12: Imperialists in General 00:01:34 McMillan, Roy
Disc: 6
1 2: Nobody, of course, runs so true to type as that 00:04:24 McMillan, Roy
2 3: The aristocracy of Empire was the official clas 00:06:49 McMillan, Roy
3 4: Poor Anglo-Indians! 00:04:31 McMillan, Roy
4 5: They walked dolorously to and fro under the gla 00:06:30 McMillan, Roy
5 6: Among the white settlers everywhere… 00:04:09 McMillan, Roy
6 7: The maverick patrician escaped all this… 00:04:26 McMillan, Roy
7 Chapter 13: Imperialists in Particular 00:01:31 McMillan, Roy
8 2: The age of the great explorers was almost over… 00:06:08 McMillan, Roy
9 3: There were only three British soldiers… 00:03:44 McMillan, Roy
10 The second soldier of the Empire was… 00:06:16 McMillan, Roy
11 4: Alone among the admirals of the imperial Navy… 00:06:31 McMillan, Roy
12 5: Of the proconsuls in the field of Empire that s 00:09:20 McMillan, Roy
13 6: Two politicians of very different stamp… 00:05:16 McMillan, Roy
14 Salisbury was a remote enigma to the British publi 00:04:48 McMillan, Roy
15 7: The men Kipling called 'the doers' were mostly 00:04:50 McMillan, Roy
Disc: 7
1 Rhodes was first of all a money-maker. 00:04:03 McMillan, Roy
2 8: There were other exceptional imperialists… 00:02:39 McMillan, Roy
3 Chapter 14: Proconsuls 00:02:30 McMillan, Roy
4 2: Simla in 1897 was one of the most extraordinary 00:03:12 McMillan, Roy
5 3: In the morning Simla seemed different again… 00:02:54 McMillan, Roy
6 4: Seven thousand feet up, eighty miles from a rai 00:09:22 McMillan, Roy
7 5: The British Government in India was a despotism 00:06:37 McMillan, Roy
8 6: So from top to bottom… 00:05:21 McMillan, Roy
9 7: But however original the young officers in the 00:09:49 McMillan, Roy
10 8: The Viceroy knew that his was a unique imperial 00:09:04 McMillan, Roy
11 9: It was a bad year in India… 00:03:30 McMillan, Roy
12 Chapter 15: Consolations 00:01:19 McMillan, Roy
13 2: Sport was the first. 00:08:14 McMillan, Roy
14 3: Drink came next – food did not interest them ha 00:06:06 McMillan, Roy
15 4: They liked their creature comforts… 00:04:02 McMillan, Roy
Disc: 8
1 In Australia the clubs very early became stronghol 00:04:19 McMillan, Roy
2 5: Throughout the length and breadth of the Empire 00:09:06 McMillan, Roy
3 6: They had developed to a new pitch of finesse… 00:04:32 McMillan, Roy
4 7: They enjoyed themselves with tourism. 00:05:07 McMillan, Roy
5 8: One easily detects pathos in these pleasures. 00:01:09 McMillan, Roy
6 Chapter 16: Challenge and Responses 00:01:59 McMillan, Roy
7 2: But one of the most enviable advantages… 00:04:01 McMillan, Roy
8 3: For a century living dangerously, or alone… 00:06:18 McMillan, Roy
9 4: Into the mystique of every British settlement… 00:01:57 McMillan, Roy
10 5: But there was to this great communal exploit… 00:06:41 McMillan, Roy
11 Chapter 17: Stones of Empire 00:03:51 McMillan, Roy
12 2: Supreme in every imperial city stood the house 00:04:11 McMillan, Roy
13 3: Next to the house of God, the home of the Empir 00:05:56 McMillan, Roy
14 4: Public buildings of the most august elaboration 00:06:34 McMillan, Roy
15 5: One day in 1836 Colonel William Light… 00:06:32 McMillan, Roy
16 6: The British, who generally neglected their wate 00:03:08 McMillan, Roy
17 7: 'The Maharajah gave the order…' 00:03:49 McMillan, Roy
Disc: 9
1 The British had a genius for parks… 00:03:54 McMillan, Roy
2 8: The garden instinct of the English did not alwa 00:02:35 McMillan, Roy
3 Chapter 18: Tribal Lays and Images 00:03:01 McMillan, Roy
4 2: No English Delacroix arose… 00:03:29 McMillan, Roy
5 3: Few other professional painters made the Empire 00:02:26 McMillan, Roy
6 4: Most of the statues in the British Empire… 00:03:54 McMillan, Roy
7 5: But they were mostly of the Queen. 00:00:58 McMillan, Roy
8 6: Marches and oratorios, fanfares and even ballet 00:05:12 McMillan, Roy
9 7: The difficulty about imperialism as a literary 00:04:32 McMillan, Roy
10 8: Out of the frenzy three writers emerge… 00:05:10 McMillan, Roy
11 Yet the third of our writers, a short-sighted jour 00:05:03 McMillan, Roy
12 Nobody saw more clearly through the petty pretence 00:05:52 McMillan, Roy
13 9: In literature as in art… 00:07:49 McMillan, Roy
14 Chapter 19: All by Steam! 00:06:14 McMillan, Roy
15 2: The British Empire was a development agency… 00:03:48 McMillan, Roy
16 3: Some of the imperial works really were on the c 00:06:02 McMillan, Roy
17 4: But this was the railway age… 00:06:23 McMillan, Roy
18 5: There was no grand plan for the railways of the 00:02:33 McMillan, Roy
Disc: 10
1 In India especially… 00:07:39 McMillan, Roy
2 6: In the last three decades of the century… 00:02:35 McMillan, Roy
3 7: They were making a start with tropical medicine 00:04:47 McMillan, Roy
4 8: One gets the unfortunate impression… 00:04:05 McMillan, Roy
5 9: The natives saw this millennium, and it worked. 00:01:36 McMillan, Roy
6 Chapter 20: Freedmen 00:06:47 McMillan, Roy
7 2: Canada was still a colony of the British Empire 00:04:28 McMillan, Roy
8 3: The imperial hegemony was tactfully exerted. 00:01:58 McMillan, Roy
9 4: Canada had become a nation, of a sort… 00:05:22 McMillan, Roy
10 5: The first Europeans in Canada were the French… 00:06:51 McMillan, Roy
11 6: The British Canadians were loyal to the Crown… 00:03:38 McMillan, Roy
12 7: An English Canadian, W.H. Drummond… 00:06:30 McMillan, Roy
13 8: They did not, for example, throw squibs at the 00:03:33 McMillan, Roy
14 9: It was not a contented country. 00:05:21 McMillan, Roy
15 Chapter 21: On Guard 00:04:19 McMillan, Roy
16 2: The land forces of the Empire were drawn… 00:05:52 McMillan, Roy
17 3: The Army List of 1897 records only nine… 00:03:51 McMillan, Roy
Disc: 11
1 4: This was not a promising formula for modern war 00:02:32 McMillan, Roy
2 5: But also at the Queen's command stood another a 00:09:18 McMillan, Roy
3 6: It was in India that the martial heroism of Emp 00:06:01 McMillan, Roy
4 7: No other imperial war had left memories so hall 00:02:33 McMillan, Roy
5 8: Between them the two armies of the British Empi 00:03:40 McMillan, Roy
6 Chapter 22: At Sea 00:08:02 McMillan, Roy
7 2: The Royal Navy did not lack self-esteem. 00:03:58 McMillan, Roy
8 3: These were the extravagances of a lost age… 00:03:22 McMillan, Roy
9 4: The social structure of the Navy… 00:05:10 McMillan, Roy
10 5: British naval strategy, such as it was… 00:06:25 McMillan, Roy
11 Chapter 23: Imperial Effects 00:03:23 McMillan, Roy
12 2: Let us ourselves, guide in hand, wander around 00:08:25 McMillan, Roy
13 3: And if, like every other visitor, we finally st 00:03:01 McMillan, Roy
14 4: The New Imperialism was too new… 00:03:15 McMillan, Roy
15 5: Half without knowing it, the British had picked 00:06:11 McMillan, Roy
16 6: In 1882 there appeared in the list of English c 00:02:54 McMillan, Roy
Disc: 12
1 7: A shifting population of colonials moved throug 00:02:57 McMillan, Roy
2 8: If the physical imprint of Empire was slight… 00:03:41 McMillan, Roy
3 9: The New Imperialism was potent politics. 00:04:17 McMillan, Roy
4 10: But cause and effect were often muddled… 00:09:46 McMillan, Roy
5 11: So the foreigner's first impression was right 00:01:05 McMillan, Roy
6 Chapter 24: Overlords 00:07:14 McMillan, Roy
7 2: Implanted in this melancholy setting were the A 00:04:11 McMillan, Roy
8 3: Many Anglo-Irish were understandably distressed 00:05:15 McMillan, Roy
9 4: The Cadogans stood, ex officio… 00:04:56 McMillan, Roy
10 5: This queer regime remained undeterred… 00:04:09 McMillan, Roy
11 6: Much more permanent were the barracks… 00:03:44 McMillan, Roy
12 7: Of all the cities the British had created acros 00:04:18 McMillan, Roy
13 8: Ireland was the only one of the Queen's dominio 00:02:36 McMillan, Roy
14 9: 'Everything was orderly and peaceable,'… 00:01:50 McMillan, Roy
15 10: The Irish Times blushed. 00:06:50 McMillan, Roy
16 11: The noblest cause? Treason or patriotism? 00:01:51 McMillan, Roy
17 Chapter 25: Omens 00:02:00 McMillan, Roy
18 2: If precedents were anything to go by… 00:05:17 McMillan, Roy
19 3: Would the barbarians one day take over? 00:03:03 McMillan, Roy
Disc: 13
1 But it was the sea that counted. 00:01:40 McMillan, Roy
2 4: On Jubilee evening the Governor of Bombay… 00:07:52 McMillan, Roy
3 5: In Egypt almost nobody wanted the British to st 00:02:20 McMillan, Roy
4 6: Everything was under control… 00:04:15 McMillan, Roy
5 7: Was it all worth it? 00:03:39 McMillan, Roy
6 8: But in that celebratory summer any weakening… 00:03:18 McMillan, Roy
7 9: It was not to be. 00:03:00 McMillan, Roy
8 Chapter 26: 'The Song on Your Bugles Blown' 00:02:23 McMillan, Roy
9 2: Was it a Christian Empire? 00:08:56 McMillan, Roy
10 3: Yet there was no rule to it. 00:04:16 McMillan, Roy
11 4: A less involved imperial principle… 00:09:18 McMillan, Roy
12 5: Plain Englishness, in those days, was a princip 00:07:30 McMillan, Roy
13 6: To many Britons this was not enough. 00:06:16 McMillan, Roy
14 7: But if in some corners of the Empire… 00:03:42 McMillan, Roy
15 8: This was the saving flaw of British imperialism 00:03:02 McMillan, Roy
16 Chapter 27: Finale 00:03:10 McMillan, Roy
17 2: So their pride was understandable… 00:01:38 McMillan, Roy
18 3: The New Imperialism quickly subsided. 00:01:16 McMillan, Roy
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