Category: Volume 1 Issue 3 – Colonialism

Warwick Castle

Article by Liam Geoghegan. Edited by Harriet Di Francesco. Additional Research by Robyn Hall. Warwick Castle is one of the top ten visitor attractions in the UK; it was voted Britain’s best castle in 2003 and has a history spanning…

The Legacy of Colonialism in Kenya

Article by Melanie Sisson. Edited by Liam Geoghegan. Additional Research by Kathy Stein. Kenya’s colonial past began in 1885 under Imperial Germany, and December 12 1963 was the date of the country’s official independence, under President Kenyatta – who had…

‘The Colonising Corporation’

Article by Antony Lowe. Edited by Duncan Robinson. Additional Research by Michelle Brien. When you speak of British colonialism, most people will think of colonisation at the end of a bayonet, or long lines of bright red British soldiers marching…

Orientalism

Page by Ellie Veryard and Liam Geoghegan. From an historians point of view, there is one theory that sits at the centre of research in to colonialism, and the legacy that colonising states left behind – that of “otherness”, first…

Mad Dogs and Englishmen

Article by Michael Jones. Edited by Hannah Lyons. Additional Research by Michelle Brien. By 1900 the British Empire encompassed an area of approximately four million square miles and dominated nearly a quarter of the world’s population. Popularity and enthusiasm toward…

Immingrants in Shanghai

Article by Zac O’Brien. Edited by Duncan Robinson. Additional Research by Kathy Stein. During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries when Shanghai was a treaty port she faced high immigration. The city was never part of the formal British Empire, but…

For the sake of achievement

Article by Marie Stirling. Edited by Victoria Ryves. Additional Research by Liz Goodwin. On one of family’s interesting but inevitably disastrous holidays, we, most probably by accident, ended up in Athens. Even as a small and certainly ill read ten…

Empire Gone

Article by Alex Martin. Edited by Helen Doherty. Additional Research by Liam Geoghegan. Rockall The most recent imperial act by the United Kingdom of Great Britain was in 1955 when a flag was implanted on a tiny Islet in between…

Britain’s Forgotten Colony?

Article by Victoria Hales. Edited by Hannah Lyons. Additional Research by Ellie Veryard. Whenever British colonialism is mentioned, the mind automatically thinks of Asia and Africa, yet the first established British colony is to be found much closer to home.…