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p. 1015. Writing the Empire storylocked

  • Ashley Jackson

Abstract

‘Writing the Empire Story’ examines how this powerful theme of Empire has influenced both British and postcolonial consciousness. Empire was once a central feature of the British national story taught to school children and consequently has been embedded in the national conscience. Imperial and wider world themes were encountered in a vast array of adult and children's literature as well as influencing historians and scholars working in a wide variety of fields. Evaluating the legacy of Empire has divided opinions among academics and continues to be a vigorously debated topic in post-colonial and British writers on imperial history.

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