Modern British History is a blog on politics, economics, and history. It seeks to provide historical context for understanding the institutions and developments of the modern world. The goal is to underline the importance of studying the past and to promote new ways of interpreting British history. Documents include primary sources, written in both English and in French, and secondary sources by academics in the field. Emphasis is placed on the rise and fall of the British Empire in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries.

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Modern British History provides a forum for discussing British politics and economics by analyzing historic events that helped to shape the modern world.


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