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MORRIS, J.: Heaven's Command - An Imperial Progress (Abridged)

The Pax Britannica trilogy is Jan Morris’s masterly telling of the British Empire from the accession of Queen Victoria to the death of Winston Churchill. It is a towering achievement: informative, accessible, entertaining and written with all her usual bravura. Heaven’s Command, the first volume, takes us from the crowning of Queen Victoria in 1837 to the Diamond Jubilee in 1897, moving effortlessly across the Empire, from the shores of England to Fiji, Zululand, the Canadian prairies and beyond. Truly gripping history.



Disc 1

  Heaven's Command - An Imperial Progress (Abridged)
1.   Play with flash player Introduction by Jan Morris 00:03:33
2.   Play with flash player Part 1 The Sentiment of Empire 1837–1850 00:07:00
3.   Play with flash player Far away Lord Auckland laboured… 00:05:44
4.   Play with flash player Though slavery had been so old an imperial practice… 00:05:25
5.   Play with flash player At first the Royal Navy tried to end the traffic… 00:04:54
6.   Play with flash player So the first monuments of Queen Victoria's empire… 00:06:05
7.   Play with flash player The Boers of the Great Trek – The Voortrekkers… 00:06:01
8.   Play with flash player Retief was courteously received. 00:07:48
9.   Play with flash player They built the church they had vowed… 00:03:34
10.   Play with flash player On the dirt road west of Mirzapur on the Ganges… 00:06:01
11.   Play with flash player By western criminal standards these were motiveless crimes. 00:06:13
12.   Play with flash player The first big Victorian war was precipitated… 00:07:18
13.   Play with flash player The story of the war against the Afghans is full of omens… 00:04:54
14.   Play with flash player At this climactic moment there arrived upon the scene… 00:04:20


Disc 2

  Heaven's Command - An Imperial Progress (Abridged)
1.   Play with flash player Even now the Afghans expected reprisals… 00:04:34
2.   Play with flash player By the end of the fifth day the last of the sepoys were dead… 00:04:34
3.   Play with flash player On the other side of the world, on a summer day… 00:06:41
4.   Play with flash player By the 1840s, nevertheless, there was pressure… 00:06:42
5.   Play with flash player Some of the white settlers were already quite urbane. 00:04:48
6.   Play with flash player A very different kind of society was established… 00:05:29
7.   Play with flash player Such were two of the Empire's white settlement colonies. 00:04:02
8.   Play with flash player In the county of Cork in south - west Ireland… 00:07:07
9.   Play with flash player In the early 1840s, before the Famine… 00:07:21
10.   Play with flash player In the middle of it all O'Connell, aged and demoralized, died… 00:04:13
11.   Play with flash player Never again would the British shirk their imperial duties… 00:06:33
12.   Play with flash player Next the British power, with some false starts… 00:06:04
13.   Play with flash player All this in his thirties, at a time when the British services… 00:06:34
14.   Play with flash player Part 2 The Growing Conviction 1850–1870 00:02:48


Disc 3

  Heaven's Command - An Imperial Progress (Abridged)
1.   Play with flash player The Crystal Palace was made entirely of glass and iron… 00:05:43
2.   Play with flash player Many of the Empire's grandest monuments were railway works. 00:05:33
3.   Play with flash player Here is another memorable product of the imperial technology. 00:04:58
4.   Play with flash player High above the Jumna River at Delhi… 00:06:21
5.   Play with flash player But it was not a national revolution at all… 00:06:11
6.   Play with flash player It was Sunday next day, May 10, 1857… 00:05:56
7.   Play with flash player This pathetic action was to enter the mythology of the Empire. 00:06:34
8.   Play with flash player The other sacramental episode of the Indian Mutiny… 00:06:57
9.   Play with flash player At the end of October word filtered in… 00:05:13
10.   Play with flash player In 1861, work began on the construction of a new headquarters… 00:07:26
11.   Play with flash player All over the Empire this trend towards the aloof… 00:05:08
12.   Play with flash player On September 16, 1864, the spa of Bath in Somerset awoke… 00:06:18
13.   Play with flash player The compelling fascination of the Nile had exerted itself… 00:05:03


Disc 4

  Heaven's Command - An Imperial Progress (Abridged)
1.   Play with flash player But Speke went back with a very different companion… 00:06:27
2.   Play with flash player Livingstone, it seemed, did not in the least wish to be rescued. 00:06:53
3.   Play with flash player The conviction of Empire was increasingly reinforced… 00:06:28
4.   Play with flash player When the Anglican Bishop of Jamaica visited his flock… 00:06:03
5.   Play with flash player In Cape Town Bishop Robert Grey… 00:05:21
6.   Play with flash player These imperial disputes were comprehensible only to the elect… 00:03:50
7.   Play with flash player The British were now exporting to their dominions… 00:06:26
8.   Play with flash player The Metis were not forewarned of these developments. 00:06:34
9.   Play with flash player Trade was resumed. 00:05:01
10.   Play with flash player Wolseley was to talk about it for the rest of his life… 00:05:50
11.   Play with flash player Still the British as a nation were not conscious expansionists. 00:05:06
12.   Play with flash player Until recently the Fijians had been polygamous cannibals. 00:04:10
13.   Play with flash player Part 3 The Imperial Obsession 1870–1897 00:05:13
14.   Play with flash player Disraeli adopted the imperial cause deliberately. 00:04:24


Disc 5

  Heaven's Command - An Imperial Progress (Abridged)
1.   Play with flash player Disraeli did not of course invent imperialism… 00:06:11
2.   Play with flash player The profit motive, too, had subtly shifted its emphasis. 00:03:37
3.   Play with flash player In Africa stood Ashanti - land. 00:06:34
4.   Play with flash player It was only in the 1870s… 00:05:30
5.   Play with flash player In the end the Ashanti broke… 00:04:54
6.   Play with flash player Behind the Army stood the Royal Navy. 00:06:00
7.   Play with flash player Disraeli, who became Prime Minister for the second time… 00:04:26
8.   Play with flash player The South African scene had changed… 00:07:16
9.   Play with flash player The fascination of the Zulu War… 00:05:47
10.   Play with flash player Eleven heroes of Rorke's Drift were awarded the Victoria Cross… 00:03:05
11.   Play with flash player Except for the quiescent Orange Free State… 00:07:37
12.   Play with flash player Empire was race. 00:06:15
13.   Play with flash player Authority could not sanction the extermination of the natives… 00:07:02


Disc 6

  Heaven's Command - An Imperial Progress (Abridged)
1.   Play with flash player Through all these years Ireland festered. 00:06:36
2.   Play with flash player Nobody was more shut off from the life of the country… 00:05:51
3.   Play with flash player This led to the most spectacular of all Parnell's… 00:05:12
4.   Play with flash player But in the same month as the presentation… 00:05:37
5.   Play with flash player The British repeatedly claimed… 00:06:03
6.   Play with flash player On February 18, 1884, he reached Khartoum. 00:05:21
7.   Play with flash player 'Who,' asked Ruskin once… 00:04:48
8.   Play with flash player In the last week of December 1895… 00:06:15
9.   Play with flash player Empires were fashionable everywhere now. 00:05:21
10.   Play with flash player Rhodes was an enigma… 00:06:54
11.   Play with flash player The failure of the Jameson Raid was an omen… 00:06:14

Total Playing Time: 07:29:53






Author(s):
Morris, Jan

Reader(s):
McMillan, Roy

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Non-Fiction

Catalogue No: NA0035

Barcode: 9781843794677

Release Date: 2011

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