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Pax Britannica - The Climax of an Empire (Abridged)

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Jan Morris: Pax Britannica - The Climax of an Empire (Abridged)

7:18:37
$91.35
  • Recording Venue: Motivation Sound Studios, London

Introduction read by Jan Morris

3:51
$1.05

Pax Britannica – The Climax of an Empire

7:07
$2.10

Within two minutes we are told…

4:31
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Show 77 remaining tracks for Jan Morris: Pax Britannica - The Climax of an Empire (Abridged)

The Diamond Jubilee crystallized the new conception of Empire…

6:56
$1.05

Most Englishmen asked what it was all about…

5:31
$1.05

To other nations the imperial methods often seemed…

6:58
$1.05

The British had invented submarine cables…

6:03
$1.05

The movement of people out of the British islands…

6:29
$1.05

As for the flora and fauna…

6:50
$1.05

Beneath a low kopje on the Makabusi River…

6:12
$1.05

The Company had been, it is true, under a cloud…

4:00
$1.05

But far lower even than the vagrants in the social scale…

2:35
$1.05

The infatuated British public did not greatly concern itself…

4:35
$1.05

Trade was a steadier imperial impulse…

7:04
$2.10

Such was the profit-mechanism of Empire…

6:14
$1.05

Many years before Dr. Livingstone had laid another trail…

4:22
$1.05

The evangelical mood was now past its prime…

4:14
$1.05

And there was one more stimulus to splendour…

6:02
$1.05

Another cause of racialism was fundamentalist religion…

5:06
$1.05

The British distrusted the product of this system…

7:26
$2.10

We have been speaking of the general…

6:23
$1.05

Like many another island fortress…

6:17
$1.05

Socially St. Lucia tended to dwell upon a past…

5:19
$1.05

'No Caesar or Charlemagne,' Disraeli once said…

5:29
$1.05

Below Parliament, and subject to its Secretaries of State…

4:29
$1.05

It was an imperial maxim that the administrators of Empire…

5:24
$1.05

All over the Empire these administrators…

6:51
$1.05

Some of the greatest British jurists had presided…

5:26
$1.05

Consider the island of Ascension…

6:13
$1.05

The imperial complexity was all too apparent…

2:52
$1.05

When Kipling first went east from India…

7:56
$2.10

By now the merchants of Empire, no less than the governors…

5:18
$1.05

Among the white settlers everywhere…

5:15
$1.05

The age of the great explorers was almost over…

4:00
$1.05

There were only three British soldiers whose personalities…

6:43
$1.05

Two politicians of very different stamp set the pace…

6:51
$1.05

Northward from the Punjabi village of Kalka…

6:21
$1.05

The British Government in India was a despotism…

5:27
$1.05

The Viceroy knew that his was a unique imperial trust.

6:11
$1.05

The New Imperialism was born out of a medley of moods…

6:43
$1.05

They liked their creature comforts…

5:04
$1.05

Throughout the length and breadth of the Empire…

5:35
$1.05

They had developed to a new pitch of finesse…

6:06
$1.05

Much of the driving force of imperialism…

6:18
$1.05

But there was to this great communal exploit…

5:31
$1.05

It was by their buildings that earlier Empires were most…

7:37
$2.10

One day in 1836 Colonel William Light…

6:10
$1.05

The British had a genius for parks.

5:02
$1.05

Most of the statues in the British Empire…

5:58
$1.05

The difficulty about imperialism as a literary motif…

4:52
$1.05

Yet the third of our writers, a short-sighted journalist…

4:51
$1.05

In literature as in art, the British settlers overseas…

3:05
$1.05

Among the waters of the Indus Basin…

6:34
$1.05

But this was the railway age – its tail-end in Britain…

6:49
$1.05

They were making a start with tropical medicine.

4:12
$1.05

In 1897 the most-frequented route into the goldfields…

5:43
$1.05

Canada was still a colony of the British Empire…

4:34
$1.05

The first Europeans in Canada were the French…

7:30
$2.10

The Pax Britannica was not a boastful fraud.

6:04
$1.05

But also at the Queen's command stood another army…

6:00
$1.05

The great shrine of the epic…

5:55
$1.05

To every right-thinking Englishman the Army was only…

5:01
$1.05

In materiel, too, the Royal Navy was deficient in some…

3:53
$1.05

Let us ourselves, guide in hand, wander around London…

7:28
$2.10

The New Imperialism was too new, and too sudden…

5:46
$1.05

A shifting population of colonials moved through London.

4:15
$1.05

But cause and effect were often muddled…

5:23
$1.05

By Telford's road or Stephenson's railway line…

4:57
$1.05

The British in Ireland did not think of themselves…

6:12
$1.05

Of all the cities the British had created across the waters…

4:57
$1.05

Where there was not actual opposition…

4:40
$1.05

If precedents were anything to go by…

4:56
$1.05

Some of its foreign critics were merely jealous.

4:28
$1.05

The fashionable New Imperialist theory…

2:52
$1.05

Was it a Christian Empire?

3:36
$1.05

Buried away among it all was a conviction…

3:57
$1.05

The British missed no opportunity to demonstrate the wealth…

5:35
$1.05

In these years African chiefs of savage splendour…

4:25
$1.05

But if in some corners of the British Empire…

4:04
$1.05

Queen Victoria went home happy on her Jubilee Day.

5:08
$1.05
Hide 77 tracks for Jan Morris: Pax Britannica - The Climax of an Empire (Abridged)

Contents: FLAC44100

Jan Morris: Pax Britannica - The Climax of an Empire (Abridged)

7:18:37
$108.75
  • Recording Venue: Motivation Sound Studios, London

Introduction read by Jan Morris

3:51
$1.25

Pax Britannica – The Climax of an Empire

7:07
$2.50

Within two minutes we are told…

4:31
$1.25
Show 77 remaining tracks for Jan Morris: Pax Britannica - The Climax of an Empire (Abridged)

The Diamond Jubilee crystallized the new conception of Empire…

6:56
$1.25

Most Englishmen asked what it was all about…

5:31
$1.25

To other nations the imperial methods often seemed…

6:58
$1.25

The British had invented submarine cables…

6:03
$1.25

The movement of people out of the British islands…

6:29
$1.25

As for the flora and fauna…

6:50
$1.25

Beneath a low kopje on the Makabusi River…

6:12
$1.25

The Company had been, it is true, under a cloud…

4:00
$1.25

But far lower even than the vagrants in the social scale…

2:35
$1.25

The infatuated British public did not greatly concern itself…

4:35
$1.25

Trade was a steadier imperial impulse…

7:04
$2.50

Such was the profit-mechanism of Empire…

6:14
$1.25

Many years before Dr. Livingstone had laid another trail…

4:22
$1.25

The evangelical mood was now past its prime…

4:14
$1.25

And there was one more stimulus to splendour…

6:02
$1.25

Another cause of racialism was fundamentalist religion…

5:06
$1.25

The British distrusted the product of this system…

7:26
$2.50

We have been speaking of the general…

6:23
$1.25

Like many another island fortress…

6:17
$1.25

Socially St. Lucia tended to dwell upon a past…

5:19
$1.25

'No Caesar or Charlemagne,' Disraeli once said…

5:29
$1.25

Below Parliament, and subject to its Secretaries of State…

4:29
$1.25

It was an imperial maxim that the administrators of Empire…

5:24
$1.25

All over the Empire these administrators…

6:51
$1.25

Some of the greatest British jurists had presided…

5:26
$1.25

Consider the island of Ascension…

6:13
$1.25

The imperial complexity was all too apparent…

2:52
$1.25

When Kipling first went east from India…

7:56
$2.50

By now the merchants of Empire, no less than the governors…

5:18
$1.25

Among the white settlers everywhere…

5:15
$1.25

The age of the great explorers was almost over…

4:00
$1.25

There were only three British soldiers whose personalities…

6:43
$1.25

Two politicians of very different stamp set the pace…

6:51
$1.25

Northward from the Punjabi village of Kalka…

6:21
$1.25

The British Government in India was a despotism…

5:27
$1.25

The Viceroy knew that his was a unique imperial trust.

6:11
$1.25

The New Imperialism was born out of a medley of moods…

6:43
$1.25

They liked their creature comforts…

5:04
$1.25

Throughout the length and breadth of the Empire…

5:35
$1.25

They had developed to a new pitch of finesse…

6:06
$1.25

Much of the driving force of imperialism…

6:18
$1.25

But there was to this great communal exploit…

5:31
$1.25

It was by their buildings that earlier Empires were most…

7:37
$2.50

One day in 1836 Colonel William Light…

6:10
$1.25

The British had a genius for parks.

5:02
$1.25

Most of the statues in the British Empire…

5:58
$1.25

The difficulty about imperialism as a literary motif…

4:52
$1.25

Yet the third of our writers, a short-sighted journalist…

4:51
$1.25

In literature as in art, the British settlers overseas…

3:05
$1.25

Among the waters of the Indus Basin…

6:34
$1.25

But this was the railway age – its tail-end in Britain…

6:49
$1.25

They were making a start with tropical medicine.

4:12
$1.25

In 1897 the most-frequented route into the goldfields…

5:43
$1.25

Canada was still a colony of the British Empire…

4:34
$1.25

The first Europeans in Canada were the French…

7:30
$2.50

The Pax Britannica was not a boastful fraud.

6:04
$1.25

But also at the Queen's command stood another army…

6:00
$1.25

The great shrine of the epic…

5:55
$1.25

To every right-thinking Englishman the Army was only…

5:01
$1.25

In materiel, too, the Royal Navy was deficient in some…

3:53
$1.25

Let us ourselves, guide in hand, wander around London…

7:28
$2.50

The New Imperialism was too new, and too sudden…

5:46
$1.25

A shifting population of colonials moved through London.

4:15
$1.25

But cause and effect were often muddled…

5:23
$1.25

By Telford's road or Stephenson's railway line…

4:57
$1.25

The British in Ireland did not think of themselves…

6:12
$1.25

Of all the cities the British had created across the waters…

4:57
$1.25

Where there was not actual opposition…

4:40
$1.25

If precedents were anything to go by…

4:56
$1.25

Some of its foreign critics were merely jealous.

4:28
$1.25

The fashionable New Imperialist theory…

2:52
$1.25

Was it a Christian Empire?

3:36
$1.25

Buried away among it all was a conviction…

3:57
$1.25

The British missed no opportunity to demonstrate the wealth…

5:35
$1.25

In these years African chiefs of savage splendour…

4:25
$1.25

But if in some corners of the British Empire…

4:04
$1.25

Queen Victoria went home happy on her Jubilee Day.

5:08
$1.25
Hide 77 tracks for Jan Morris: Pax Britannica - The Climax of an Empire (Abridged)