Untied Kingdom

A Global History of the End of Britain

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Pub Date 20 Apr 2023 | Archive Date 06 Apr 2023

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How did Britain cease to be global? In Untied Kingdom, Stuart Ward tells the panoramic history of the end of Britain, tracing the ways in which Britishness has been imagined, experienced, disputed and ultimately discarded across the globe since the end of the Second World War. From Indian independence, West Indian immigration and African decolonization to the Suez Crisis and the Falklands War, he uncovers the demise of Britishness as a global civic idea and its impact on communities across the globe. He also shows the consequences of this diminished 'global reach' in Britain itself, from the Troubles in Northern Ireland to resurgent Englishness and the startling success of separatist political agendas in Scotland and Wales. Untied Kingdom puts the contemporary travails of the Union for the first time in their full global perspective as part of the much larger story of the progressive rollback of Britain's imaginative frontiers.

How did Britain cease to be global? In Untied Kingdom, Stuart Ward tells the panoramic history of the end of Britain, tracing the ways in which Britishness has been imagined, experienced, disputed...


Advance Praise

“Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the long, slow waning of Britishness.” – Fintan O’Toole

“Stuart Ward has written a powerful and provocative account of how a global sense of Britishness, forged in the expansion of empire, unraveled during the second half of the twentieth century. Eloquent, erudite, and sophisticated, Untied Kingdom is essential reading for those interested in imperial history and in the past, present and future of the union.” – Duncan Bell, author of The Idea of Greater Britain


“Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the long, slow waning of Britishness.” – Fintan O’Toole

“Stuart Ward has written a powerful and provocative account of how a global sense of...


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ISBN 9781107145993
PRICE $35.95 (USD)
PAGES 550

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