Englishness and Empire 1939-1965

Author(s): 
Webster, Wendy
ISBN: 
9780199226641
Date published: 
July 2007
Paperback
Price: 
£18.99

Was the British empire given away in a fit of collective indifference as many have claimed? Englishness and Empire looks at connections between stories of nation and empire told in the media - the Second World War, the Coronation and Everest, colonial wars of the 1950s, immigration, Winston Churchill's funeral - and makes an important and original contribution to recent debates about the domestic consequences of the end of empire.