Maxim guns agins the Ndebele of Zimbabwe in 1893.
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The British Labour Party has pledged to conduct an audit of the impact of Britain's colonial legacy.
Bonar Law, leader of the Conservative Party, addressing a crowd at Blehnheim Palace in 1912.
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The crisis of Conservatism of the early 20th century has some parallels for the party today.
A Zulu household, from an 1895 book called The Colony of Natal: An Official Illustrated Handbook and Railway Guide.
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A new history book shows how entanglements of race, gender, class and sexuality in South Africa flow from the moral contradictions of the settler colonial state.
Art, outreach and fieldwork can help reframe Britain's imperial past, by re-humanising the people subjected to anthropological 'colonial science'.
People participate in a candlelight vigil near the White House to protest violence against Sikhs in 2012.
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Sikh gurus adopted the turban, in part, to remind Sikhs that all humans are sovereign, royal and ultimately equal. But their attire can also lead to misunderstandings and at times, hate crimes.
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The Peterloo massacre was one of the worst atrocities committed on British soil, but across the empire there were many such acts.
Turkey on manoeuvres.
Turkey and the EU are trading insults over the rights to exploit the huge gas reserves over the eastern Mediterranean island.
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The link between empire, inequality – and Brexit.
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This is a transcript of episode three of The Anthill podcast series India Tomorrow on Kashmir.
The UK has been humiliated by a judgment that offers hope to other nations looking to unburden themselves from the legacy of imperialism.
Sarah Churchill was an adroit investor and savvy political operative.
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While the film introduces viewers to women who were important political figures in British history, it doesn't quite capture just how much power and influence these women actually wielded.
Britain has long dreamed of breaking away from the European continent but global trade has never replaced links with its close neighbours.
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British is an imperial term, not a national one.
Christian missionaries in Congo in 1911. From the biography of Gwen Elen Lewis.
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It's hailed as one of the greatest works of fiction to emerge from Africa. But Things Fall Apart was written in English, sparking debate about the colonisation of language.
One of the plundered Benin plaques, at the British Museum.
Colonial powers plundered the heritage of countries all over the world – restitution is long overdue.
Imperial Federation Map of the World showing the extent of the British Empire.
The Empire in red in 1886, by Walter Crane
Students need to be taught about colonialism's dark past.
I had never encountered the word ‘curry muncher’ until I arrived in Australia 10 years ago.
The politics of curry.
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Whether being called 'curry munchers' or pigeonholed as authorities on a dish largely invented by the British, diasporic South Asians are emulsified in a deep pool of curry.
Diego Garcia, as seen from space.
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The UK is increasingly isolated in its claim to the Chagos Islands. If an international court finds in Mauritius's favour, the implications could be huge.
As they shook off a particularly unpleasant colonial hangover, the justices of India's Supreme Court issued a remarkably emotional set of judgments.
Successive governments have seen the Great Barrier Reef not just as a scientific wonder, but as a channel to further economic development.
The $444 million awarded to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation has been criticised as a politically calculated move. But governments have been asking what the reef can do for them ever since colonial times.