Feb 14, 2023Liked by Dr Robert Lyman MBE

I would say this about our erstwhile empire. Report the facts and characters accurately, for good or ill. Simple as that.

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Thanks for sharing this work with us. Something which is not often easily accessible to the layperson. Through casual study I’ve become aware of the always controversial nature of the acquisition and maintenance of the British Empire.

I do wonder if the British Empire was a result of a struggle for national survival. Going back to QE1 and the wars against Catholic Spain and others. Through to Napoleon establishing The Continental System freezing Britain out of European trade and onwards.

And arguably to be an Indian Nationalist you required an India to be Nationalist about. Rightly or wrongly British India provided this.

We were what we were, it was what it was.

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