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Peter Holland

Trent shall run, In a new channel fair and evenly. ( 1 Henry IV , 3.1.95–100) In the politics of maps we are of course aware of the two crucial examples in Shakespeare, the map of England being divided up and redivided here in Hotspur’s irritation in 1 Henry IV and the map of Britain being divided up

in Shakespeare’s histories and counter-histories
Paul Kelemen

3 British communists and Palestine Despite its relatively small membership in relation to the Labour Party, the Communist Party of Great Britain took a leading role in anti-colonial campaigns. While the Labour Party between the wars put forward policies to reform the Empire through economic development and administrative training in the colonies, the international communist movement advised communist parties to support nationalist struggles seeking to throw off imperial rule. There were subsequently fluctuations in the communist movement’s position on the role

in The British left and Zionism
The Last King of Scotland and post-imperial Scottish cinema
Christopher Meir

6 Not British, Scottish?: The Last King of Scotland and post-imperial Scottish cinema Idi Amin (Forest Whitaker): You are British? James Garrigan (James McAvoy): Well, I’m Scottish . . . Scottish . . . Idi Amin: Scottish? Why didn’t you say so? (Dialogue exchange from The Last King of Scotland) With a number of major awards to its name – including an Oscar and a Golden Globe – and an international box office return second only to Trainspotting, The Last King of Scotland is one of the most high-profile films that Scotland has seen. Despite this, it has only

in Scottish cinema
Ronald Hyam

Victorian sexuality ‘England has always been disinclined to accept human nature.’ [E. M. Forster, Maurice, p. 196] During the eighteenth century two contradictory developments took place in British attitudes towards sexuality. On the one hand, and partly as a reflection of

in Empire and sexuality
The Canadian Mounted Police and the Klondike gold rush
William R. Morrison

strength in Victorian Canada of the ‘British connection’ – that powerful combination of emotional attachment to Britain and her institutions on the one hand, and fear of American expansion and revulsion against American institutions on the other. In its extreme form the British connection led to enthusiasm for Joseph Chamberlain’s Imperial Federation League and flirtation with the

in Policing the empire
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (BBC 2, 1979) as a modern classic serial
Joseph Oldham

3 ‘Who killed Great Britain?’: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (BBC 2, 1979) as a modern classic serial From 1955 to 1982 British television broadcasting was organised as a duopoly consisting of the BBC and the ITV companies. Across this period a key point of differentiation between these two broadcasters was broadly accepted; whilst both would compete over popular programming in order to reach a broad audience, the BBC was required to qualify such competitive impulses with a higher degree of cultural aspiration as part of its public service remit. Indeed, with its

in Paranoid visions
Daughters of the Empire, mothers in their own homes, 1929–45
Katie Pickles

During the Depression and the Second World War the IODE’s vision for Canada was influenced by Britain’s weakening position in relation to a strengthening Canada. Although the influence of investments and popular culture from the USA was increasing at that time, British immigrants were still valued as superior to those of other races and the IODE promoted its own version of

in Female imperialism and national identity
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Returned migrants and the Canada Club
Kathleen Burke

society 1 but, in an age when the majority of people in the homeland had little knowledge of, or interest in, colonial conditions and affairs, migrants who had achieved social status during their stay in less developed colonies faced additional difficulties on their return to the metropole. Such was the situation that faced Canadians visiting or returning to Britain in the first half of the nineteenth century. Canadians were often dismayed to find that the British knew very little about the colony, nor was there a fitting

in Emigrant homecomings
The creative tension
Jeffrey Richards

The British broadcasting service was set up in 1922 with a monopoly and finance from a licence fee following negotiations between the Post Office, which controlled the air waves, and the radio industry, which manufactured the equipment. The Post Office was anxious to avoid what it saw as the chaos of unregulated broadcasting in the United States and was concerned with the function of broadcasting as a public utility. But it had no philosophy

in Cinema and radio in Britain and America, 1920–60
From backwater to bustling war base
Andrekos Varnava

not until mid-1916 that the island started to play a strategic role. This was the first time it had done so after the British occupation in 1878, even though the island had been occupied for strategic reasons. 3 This chapter has two aims: first to explore the development of Cypriot society from its late Ottoman period and the first decades of British rule in order to understand the conditions that

in Serving the empire in the Great War