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    Hi,
    I am doing british foreign and imperial policy 1856-1914 (OCR) as one of my history topics (i did not choose this ) and am finding it quite tricky, it is basically a lot of random names and dates that i am unfamiliar with unlike subjects that are discussed or shown on tv etc. a lot this seems to be relativley unpopular. Basically are there any books or internet resources etc. that give a more basic overview of the subject, i have british foreign and imperial policy 1965-1914 and british imperial and foreign policy 184(?)-1980? and these are basically very in depth, scattered information without pictures or diagrams just long essays and reports that, while usefull for in depth study, dont help you remember unfamiliar names and dates.
    thanks in advance and good luck to anyone else taking this topic.
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    Hi,
    I am doing british foreign and imperial policy 1856-1914 (OCR) as one of my history topics (i did not choose this ) and am finding it quite tricky, it is basically a lot of random names and dates that i am unfamiliar with unlike subjects that are discussed or shown on tv etc. a lot this seems to be relativley unpopular. Basically are there any books or internet resources etc. that give a more basic overview of the subject, i have british foreign and imperial policy 1965-1914 and british imperial and foreign policy 184(?)-1980? and these are basically very in depth, scattered information without pictures or diagrams just long essays and reports that, while usefull for in depth study, dont help you remember unfamiliar names and dates.
    thanks in advance and good luck to anyone else taking this topic.
    carfraec
    I say you should watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSbMBh0YC1c and all the other parts, and episodes.

    It's the TV series Empire by Niall Ferguson, the order the episodes are in is:

    1.Why Britain?
    2.White Plague
    3.The Mission
    4.Heaven's Breed
    5.Maxim Force
    6.Empire For Sale

    I would advise watching the whole thing to get a good grounding of British Imperial History. If you want more detail than the series has, you could get the book of the same name. It's not particularly well written but it's very detailed.

    Hope that helps.
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    thanks very much i'll be sure to have a look!
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    Are there any notes anyone have on this topic? I cant seem to find any resources on the internet and i need some help understanding it.
 
 
 
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