`The Empire Strikes Back' will inject the empire back into the domestic history of modern Britain.  In the nineteenth century and for much of the twentieth century, Britain's empire was so large that it was truly the global superpower. Much of Africa, Asia and America had been subsumed. Britannia's tentacles had stretched both wide and deep. Culture, Religion, Health, Sexuality, Law and Order were all impacted in the dominated countries. `The Empire Strikes Back' shows how the dependent states were subsumed and then hit back, affecting in turn England itself.

chapter |8 pages


chapter 1|29 pages


chapter 3|19 pages

The Working Class at Work

chapter 4|13 pages

The Working Class at Play

chapter 5|28 pages

Women and Children

chapter 6|31 pages

Domestic Politics

chapter 7|24 pages

Metropolitan Economics

chapter 8|24 pages

The Forging of British Identities

chapter 9|36 pages