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  • British Empire was a world of trouble, says historian in a new book

    The British Empire, in its heyday, faced a lot more war, protest and insurgency than is often acknowledged in the common rise-and-fall narrative, says U. of I. historian Antoinette Burton, in "The Trouble With Empire."

    The British Empire, in its heyday, faced a lot more war, protest and insurgency than is often acknowledged in the common rise-and-fall narrative, says U. of I. historian Antoinette Burton, in "The Trouble With Empire."

    Book cover image courtesy of Oxford University Press

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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Antoinette Burton, email aburton@illinois.edu.

    “The Trouble With Empire: Challenges to Modern British Imperialism” is being published in October by Oxford University Press.