The British Empire Audiobook by Charles River Editors


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Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to Title: The British Empire Subtitle: The History and Legacy of the Rise and Fall of the Modern World's Most Famous Empire Author: Charles River Editors Narrator: Scott Clem Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 31 mins Language: English Release date: 06-26-17 Publisher: Charles River Editors Genres: History, European Publisher's Summary: World domination is a vision most kings, queens, and emperors can only dream of, and is a path less visited for good reason. It is one that requires above all, patience, as well as skill, tenacity, and an impenetrable plan of action. The only one to ever come close to this impossible level of prestige is none other than the legendary British Empire. It was under the reign of King Henry VII of England that this ambitious idea of global expansion was first planted. In March of 1496, the king granted an exploratory charter to John Cabot, who would pilot a successful voyage that resulted in the occupation of an uninhabited island in Newfoundland. Though Cabot's second voyage ended in disaster, the courage and will he displayed during these endeavors inspired English explorers to organize more ventures and take to the seas themselves, as they hoped to see just how far they could push the envelope. The British Empire: The History and Legacy of the Rise and Fall of the Modern World's Most Famous Empire examines the history and legacy of one of the most important eras in modern history. Members Reviews: History needs more than a breezy style This book is written in an informal, sometimes slangy way that may be intended to appeal to the younger set but just comes off as inappropriate for the subject. It's full of annoying little errors (Churchill said "This /was/ their finest hour," the British name spellings are Encyclopaedia and Endeavour, it took Washington about six weeks to ride back from the Ohio Valley to Virginia, not overnight--that woud have been some horse!). The references at the end are uniformly to websites, not even a single book, all accessed within about four days--and it shows. Not up to CRE's usual standard of brief but reliable coverage. Three Stars Brief synthesis of a long story A Great Historic Account of the Empire Where the Sun Never Set!!! This book explains, in an exceotional manner, the record of the most remarkable empire in human history. From its rather shaky birth on a battlefield in Hastings, England by the birth, 1922 Great Britain was unquestionably the wealthiest, most multifaceted, and expertly connected counttry in existence. By the early 20th century, the empire's 57 colonies spanned about a quarter of the world's entire land mass. By than, over 458,000,000 people were under the empire's jurisdiction, and at that point in time, it was the largest empire to have ever reigned. At that point in tine, the sun, in fact, never sat on the Brutish Empire! After centurys of imperialistic and colonial growth, by the turn of the 19th Century the Empire had grown to most of its full extent. During the rest of the century the empire was able to bask in the glory of 100 years of relative peace called the "Pax Britiania". However the dawning of the 20th Century saw their accomanying policy of "Splendid Isolationship", not geting intangaled in other European powers affairs, come crashing down on their head! Though the empire had hoped to prolong the period of âsplendid isolation,â it could not ignore the rising power that was determined to knock it off its pedestal â Germany. Even more evident, Britain's grudging entry into the First World War showed that the overwhelming empire was a case of having bitten off more than it could chew, it was overextended.

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