British Empire

Blaming the British Empire for Brexit is not only ignorant — it’s total rubbish

It is bizarre in the extreme to focus criticism of empire on the Crown

James Stevens Curl reveals how this new release provides amazing insight into the household of a well-heeled, cultured European in late eighteenth-century India

The words Kipling chose should not be cancelled even if Frank Sinatra had a bit too much fun with them

Jeremy Black weighs in on two recent historiographical offerings

It is wilfully forgotten that the Royal Navy was central to ending the slave trade

Daniel Johnson says Spanish imperialism left a legacy defying simplistic analysis

MacDonald Gill’s poster for the Empire Marketing Board helped promote a nation at the height of its powers

Indian nationalist fantasies about the Bengal famine can’t be the point of the licence fee

Should the Royal Navy re-establish its presence in the Asia-Pacific region?