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Farewell the Trumpets
  • ISBN: 9780571290703
  • Pages: 576
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • Binding: Paperback

Farewell the Trumpets

An Imperial Retreat

Jan Morris
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Volume III of the Pax Britannica trilogy

Farewell the Trumpets: An Imperial Retreat by Jan Morris is the final instalment the Pax Britannica trilogy. It is a masterpiece of narrative history that traces the gradual demise of the British Empire and culminates with the death of Winston Churchill.

Farewell the Trumpets traces the momentous decline and fall of the greatest of empires – from Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee to the Winston Churchill’s death in 1965. With characteristic balance, this masterpiece of narrative history describes the long retreat and final dissolution of the British Empire.

The Pax Britannica Trilogy includes Heaven’s Command: An Imperial Progress and Pax Britannica: The Climax of an EmpireTogether these three works of history trace the dramatic rise and fall of the British Empire, from the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837 to the death of Winston Churchill in 1965.

‘The British Empire is fortunate in having found in Jan Morris a chronicler and memorialist who can do it justice . . . Morris writes with inspired gusto, firmly rooted in erudition, which carries the book into the realms of literature.’ Sunday Telegraph

‘One of our finest writers on Empire – alive to its glory, yet with a beady eye for the corruptions and failures which were at its heart, along with the dreams.’ Observer



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