101. EMPIREWORLD: HOW BRITISH IMPERIALISM HAS SHAPED THE WORLD

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101. EMPIREWORLD: HOW BRITISH IMPERIALISM HAS SHAPED THE WORLD
William Dalrymple, Sathnam Sanghera
Saturday 29th June 11:45 (60 Min)
Evelyn Partners Spiegeltent
2.6 billion people live in former British colonies. The empire's influence upon the quarter of the planet it occupied, and its gravitational influence upon the world outside it, has been profound: from the spread of Christianity by missionaries, to nearly one in three driving on the left side of the road, and even shaping the origins of international law. Yet Britain's idea of its imperial history and the world's experience of it are two very different things. Travelling the globe from Barbados and Mauritius to India and Nigeria and beyond, award-winning author and journalist, Sathnam Sanghera examines with William Dalrymple just how deeply British imperialism is baked into our world. And why it's time Britain was finally honest with itself about empire.
Event Theme: Society, Politics & Economics
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