The World's First Superpower

The Rise of the British Empire From 1497 To 1901
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Author(s): Denis Judd
Genre: History
Imprint: Modern Scholar
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Product Number: UT048
Released: Jan 25, 2005
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ISBN: #9781402595899
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This course will examine the growth and development of the largest empire in world history -the British Empire-beginning with the late 15th-century Tudor dynasty in England and ending with the death of the Queen-Empress Victoria in 1901. By the beginning of the 20th century, there were very few countries or people who had not been affected, one way or another, by the impact of the British. The Empire itself by then covered over a quarter of the world's land surface, the Royal Navy dominated the oceans, and one in every four human beings lived under British rule. In this course, we shall proceed chronologically, but also look more closely at particular themes and countries. We shall seek to uncover and understand the essential historical truths about this mightiest of empires.

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Author(s): Denis Judd
Narrator(s): Denis Judd
Genre: History
Product Number UC048
Released: Nov 08, 2004
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402595882
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Author(s): Denis Judd
Narrator(s): Denis Judd
Genre: History
Product Number Z01558
Released: Apr 01, 2011
Business Term: Purchase MultiUse
ISBN: #9781461820604

Professional reviews

"Judd, professor of British and Commonwealth history at London Metropolitan University, presents an excellent overview of the ascension of the British to world dominance from the time of Tudors through the death of Victoria. While this is a history that takes a "big picture" view, there are plenty of delightful tidbits the listener can take away. The British view of our War of Independence is quite interesting. Judd is an experienced lecturer; listeners will benefit from his knowledge and speaking skill. He is measured and clear in his delivery. Indeed, these are really engaging conversations with the audience. A couple of added bonuses are Judd's answers to questions posed by students and a study guide. M.T.F. (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine"

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