Breaking Up the British Empire

  • Amanda BehmEmail author
Part of the Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series book series (CIPCSS)


John Seeley’s Expansion of England appeared to imperial Britain as a revelation (This chapter elaborates on ideas first presented in Amanda Behm, ‘Seeley’s Expansion in Context’, Storia della Storiografia, 61:1 (2012), 59–74.). Seeley, the Regius Professor of Modern History at Cambridge, had given two series of undergraduate lectures during the academic year 1881–1882, one on the growth of the British settler colonies and the other on the establishment of British rule in India.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of HistoryUniversity of YorkYorkUnited Kingdom

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