Heaven's Command

CD - abridged
Audio (6 discs)
Product Number: B3398
Released: Nov 04, 2002
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781843794677
Narrator/s: Roy McMillan
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
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The Pax Britannica trilogy is Jan Morris's masterly telling of the British Empire from the accession of Queen Victoria to the death of Winston Churchill. It is a towering achievement: informative, accessible, entertaining and written with all her usual bravura. Heaven's Command, the first volume, takes us from the crowning of Queen Victoria in 1837 to the Diamond Jubilee in 1897, moving effortlessly across the Empire, from the shores of England to Fiji, Zululand, the Canadian prairies and beyond. Truly gripping history.

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Author(s): Jan Morris
Genre: History

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Author(s): Jan Morris
Narrator(s): Roy McMillan
Genre: History
Product Number DD32722
Released: Sep 03, 2019
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ISBN: #9781094013374
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Author(s): Jan Morris
Narrator(s): Roy McMillan
Genre: History
Product Number DC927
Released: Apr 05, 2011
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Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN: #9781843794653
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Author(s): Jan Morris
Narrator(s): Roy McMillan
Genre: History
Product Number Z100028326
Released: Apr 01, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN: #9781843794660

Professional reviews

"Jan Morris acknowledges that this opening volume of her Pax Britannica Trilogy, a history of Britain's empire building from the reign of Queen Victoria to the death of Winston Churchill, is at first too positive in its attitude toward the colonizers. As listeners hear the first section, full of heroic battles read in an excited voice by Roy McMillan, they might agree. However, Morris doesn't avoid British atrocities like the "Devil's Wind" reprisals for an uprising in India or the murderous violence toward native Tasmanians. McMillan's reading of this volume captures the energy of battle and the optimism that Britons in the Victorian Age felt toward their expansion and technological feats. McMillan's reading is well done; however, for additional perspective, listeners may also want to read a history of the Empire in the twentieth century, perhaps Morris's final volume, FAREWELL THE TRUMPETS (coming on audio this spring). J.A.S. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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