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4.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 5 4.80 (10 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jan Morris Narrator: Roy McMillan Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2011 ISBN:
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The Pax Britannica trilogy is Jan Morris's epic story of the British Empire from the accession of Queen Victoria to the death of Winston Churchill. It is a towering achievement: informative, accessible, entertaining, and written with all her usual bravura. Heaven's Command, the first volume, takes us from the crowning of Queen Victoria in 1837 to the Diamond Jubilee in 1897. The story moves effortlessly across the world, from the English shores to Fiji, Zululand, the Canadian prairies, and beyond. This is totally gripping history!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Purcell | 9/14/2013

    " The scope of this book is enormous. If you have an interest in the causes of the horrors of the 20th century then this book will answer many questions for you. It sets the 19th century Imperial scene perfectly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 7/25/2013

    " Beautifully written history of the Victorian age. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 SP | 4/8/2013

    " Elegent and captivating. The first in Jan Morris' authoratative trilogy on the British Empire. I'm only a few chapters in and relishing every fascinating page already. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melora | 4/6/2013

    " This was fantastic! Never dull, and the author made connections between historical personalities, movements, etc. that I hadn't seen before. I can hardly wait to get the next in the series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick | 3/20/2013

    " Morris really keeps you hooked in to events with fascinating anecdotes and you absorb the history, occasionally stopping to think about what's going on. Thoroughly enjoyed it and have part 2 pending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 3/10/2013

    " brilliant mark two "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mk100 | 9/8/2012

    " One of the all-time great reads. This first book of the triolgy takes us through the early years of Britain's colonial expansion and purported glory. It reads like a great adventure novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arnold | 8/23/2012

    " The complete trilogy needs to be read to understand teh scope and brilliance of the writing "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lesley Eirich | 6/24/2012

    " Fascinatingly detailed account of Britain and her empire in the 1800s that really brings it all to life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kip Lowery | 6/18/2011

    " A very livingly and fascinating look at British history from 1837 to 1897. The narration was superb! I highly recommend this audio book! "

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About the Author
Author Jan Morris

Jan Morris is the author of some forty books, most notably the Pax Britannica trilogy about the rise and fall of the British Empire. She lives in Wales.

About the Narrator

Roy McMillan is a director, writer, actor, and an Earphones Award–winning narrator. Among his audiobook readings are Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, A Dog’s Heart by Mikhail Bulgakov, and The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx.