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This sceptred isle. Volume 2, 1783-1876, Empire
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History. Great Britain -- Colonies. Great Britain -- History -- George III, 1760-1820. Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
This volume picks up the story of the British Empire at the point where the American colonies have become the United States of America with their triumph over General Cornwallis and the British army at Yorktown in 1781. Here are the origins of the modern nations of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and of the ways in which British influence has affected nations such as India, Sri Lanka, and China. Here are the stories of Captain James Cook, Mungo Park, Warren Hastings, Sir Stamford Raffles and David Livingstone.