Topic archives: british empire

Rundle: as ISIS strengthens, the age of empires ends

Rundle: as ISIS strengthens, the age of empires ends

June 24, 2014 6

Iraq is a shambles, a legacy of a failed imperialism. But it's not just the Middle East -- everywhere you look, empires and contrived states are falling apart.

The historical horrors of naval warfare: how Admiral Nelson lost his arm and was back fighting 30 mins later

October 28, 2009

Journals written by surgeons upon British naval vessels in the 18th and 19th century have come to light, revealing amazing bloody stories of wounded serviceman during the Battle of Trafalgar and the amputation of Admiral Nelson's arm.

Blowback: sins of the British Empire hitting home

June 9, 2009

The collapsed British Empire's 300-year plunder of the rest of the world is now coming home to roost, says George Monbiot.