Pax Britannia The Ulysses Quicksilver Omnibus

Three books in the classic steam punk series, in which our hero is beginning to question his loyalty to Empire.

Pax Britannia  The Ulysses Quicksilver Omnibus

Author: Jonathan Green

Publisher: Abaddon

ISBN: 9781781083833

Page: 800

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Three books in the classic steam punk series, in which our hero is beginning to question his loyalty to Empire. In his ongoing adventures in the services of the Empire, Ulysses Quicksilver – hero and dandy – is increasingly confronted with the darkness at the heart of Britannia. This worthy tome collects three tales of desperation: Evolution Expects: After more than 150 years as the supreme power on the planet, the British Empire has become stagnant and corrupt. The new Prime Minister, Devlin Valentine, promises change, but there are those who lack the patience for politics. With a dangerous vigilante stalking the streets, a monster on the loose in the East End and rival gangs fighting for control, there may be nothing Ulysses – trapped in the notorious Bedlam Hospital – can do to prevent a catastrophic metamorphosis! Blood Royal: With the city, and the Empire, reeling from the transformations of a month before, a twisted new religion rises from the devastation. In the meantime, in Europe, the spectre of war rears its ugly head; and rumours hint at monsters, things of myth, on both sides. Ulysses Quicksilver, fighting for peace and for reason – for civilisation itself – follows a path that leads him from the shattered streets of London to the icy wastes at the heart of a dark and bloody empire. Dark Side: Searching for his missing brother Barty, Ulysses heads to the British Lunar colonies. The trail leads him and his faithful butler into the path of unsolved murders, battling robots, shady millionaires and uncanny inventions. Stalled when he ends up on the wrong side of Lunar law and hunted by a mysterious eyepatch-wearing stranger, the dandy adventurer will uncover, in a secret base on the dark side of the moon, truths that will challenge everything he knew about Britannia...

Pax Britannica

The closing years of Pax Britannica were marked by long shadows over the
imperial scene and darkening clouds forming on the horizon. The story of the rise
of the imperial Germany navy with Wilhelm II's support and under the energetic ...

Pax Britannica

Author: B. Gough

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137313153

Page: 374

View: 354

This book by world-expert Barry Gough examines the period of Pax Britannica , in the century before World War I. Following events of those 100 years, the book follows how the British failed to maintain their global hegemony of sea power in the face of continental challenges.

Pax Britannica

POPULAR RADICALISM: The Working Class Experience, 1780–1880 D.G.
Wright IMPERIAL MERIDIAN: The BritishEmpire and theWorld 1780–1830 C.A.
Bayly 'PAX BRITANNICA'? British Foreign Policy, 1789–1914 Muriel E.
Chamberlain ...

Pax Britannica

Author: Muriel E. Chamberlain

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317870611

Page: 232

View: 331

Pax Britannica? is a study of Britain's international role and foreign policy during the century of her imperial greatness. The study shows how her foreign policy was affected, and to some extent, dictated by her domestic political issues. In her stimulating and readable study, Dr Chamberlain explains the how the whole nature of foreign-policy making changed in the nineteenth century. Once the preserve of a small handful of monarchs and professional diplomats, it was transformed by the expansion of the fanchise, the influence of the press and the mobilisation of public opinion by men such as Disraeli and Palmerston.

Pax Britannica

For all their fun and charm they were often fearfully ignorant of the world, and
interested only in their beloved Navy: in those days naval officers began their
careers at 12 or 13, when they joined the training ship Britannia, and spent their
whole ...

Pax Britannica

Author: Jan Morris

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571265979

Page: 576

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The second instalment of the Pax Britannica Trilogy by Jan Morris, recreates the British Empire at its dazzling climax - the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897, celebrated as a festival of imperial strength, unity, and splendour. This classic work of history portrays a nation at the very height of its vigour and self-satisfaction, imposing on the rest of the world its traditions and tastes, its idealists and rascals. The Pax Britannica Trilogy also includes Heaven's Command: An Imperial Progress and Farewell the Trumpets: An Imperial Retreat. Together 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. Jan Morris is world-renowned for her collection of travel writing and reportage, spanning over five decades and including such titles as Venice, Coronation Everest, Hong Kong, Spain, A Writer's World and most recently, Contact! 'In scholarship and humour this portrait of the British Empire before its decline and fall might, without undue optimism, be placed upon the same shelf as Edward Gibbon's history. As a survey of its subject, I doubt that Pax Britannica can ever, in this generation be surpassed.' Financial Times

Pax Britannica

“Rule Britannia,” said Doyle. “Yes, we could, but there is probably a password,
probably several, most likely negotiated with the account holder and each one
known to an individual bank employee. I'm probably overcomplicating it, but you
 ...

Pax Britannica

Author: Paul Dalzell

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1728308682

Page: 364

View: 661

Forget anything you know about history in the last 400 years. England’s Glorious Revolution failed. A descendant of the Stewarts, King James the Fifth occupies the British throne in 2006 and the British Empire is the dominant world power. The British Empire monopoly on nuclear weapons is challenged by the theft of five atom bombs. Imperial Secret Service Chief, Sir Anthony Raja, summons Mick Doyle to recover the missing weapons, suspected to be hidden in a German run gold mine in British New Guinea. Doyle is warned at the beginning of the mission that ‘everything in New Guinea will be trying to kill him.’ It seems as if New Guinea is trying to make good on that promise. The recovery of the nuclear weapons is the toughest mission Doyle has ever undertaken. From the start, the mission is dogged by bad-luck and an ingenious enemy, always one-step ahead. His team must survive hostile New Guinea warriors, man-eating sharks and crocodiles, venomous snakes and a Chinese military force allied to the Germans.

Pax Britannia Gods of Manhattan

An exciting steampunk, pulp adventure, set in an alternative 20th Century where the English Empire rules the world and beyond, and the US is very different to what we now know.

Pax Britannia  Gods of Manhattan

Author: Al Ewing

Publisher: Abaddon

ISBN: 9781906735869

Page: 256

View: 899

An exciting steampunk, pulp adventure, set in an alternative 20th Century where the English Empire rules the world and beyond, and the US is very different to what we now know. NEW YORK, USSA - The steam-powered city of tomorrow where psychedelic beat-poets rumble with punk futurists in the rain-drenched alleys, and where mad science colludes with the monstrous plans of the Meccha-Fuhrer! NEW YORK, USS - City of dazzle and danger. Only here could we find The Blood Spider, Doc Thunder and the saint of ghosts known as El Sombra! NEW YORK, USS - The setting for a bloody battle of steel will and science gone wild in a contest to save the city of tomorrow - or end it!

PAX BRITANNIA EVOLUTION EXPECTS

Highly collectable Steampunk series In the closing years of the 20th century the British Empire's rule is still going strong.

PAX BRITANNIA  EVOLUTION EXPECTS

Author: Jonathan Green

Publisher: Abaddon

ISBN: 9781906735050

Page: 304

View: 268

Highly collectable Steampunk series In the closing years of the 20th century the British Empire's rule is still going strong. Queen Victoria is about to celebrate her 160th birthday, kept alive by advanced steam technology. London is a fantastical sprawling metropolis where dirigibles roam the skies, robot bobbies enforce the law and dinosaurs are on display in London zoo. Welcome to Magna Britannia, a steam driven world full of fantastical creations and shady villains. Here dashing dandies and mustachioed villains battle for supremacy while below the city strange things stir in the flooded tunnels of the old London Underground. When a deadly legacy returns, Ulysses Quicksilver finds himself drawn into that pit of despair known as Bedlam. With a dangerous masked vigalante stalking the streets of London, a monster from Jewish myth on the loose in the East End and rival gangs fighting for control of the city's underworld there may be nothing Ulysses can do to prevent a catastrophic metamorphosis!

Pax Britannia Blood Royal

Ulysses Quicksilver, dandy, adventurer and agent of the throne.

Pax Britannia  Blood Royal

Author: Jonathan Green

Publisher: Abaddon

ISBN: 9781907519376

Page: 352

View: 510

Ulysses Quicksilver, dandy, adventurer and agent of the throne. A steam-punk hero in a dark alternative universe where Queen Victoria has ruled for 160 years, sinister powers plot against the British Empire and dinosaurs roam the Challenger enclosure at London Zoo. FROM THE COLD WASTES, A DEADLY THREAT ARISES! Magna Britannia reels from the events that saw some of its citizens mutated into hideous insect hybirds. The streets sre awash with rumors of a dark new religion created from destruction surrounding St Paul's Catherdal. In Europe the spectre of war reaers its ugly head, a war fought by unnatural beings. In the centre of the chaos, hero of the Empire, Ulysses Quicksilver must maintain his clam, while madness reigns and he fights to protect civilisation itself! Ulysses Quicksilver, dandy, adventurer and agent of the throne. A steam-punk hero in a dark alternative universe where Queen Victoria has ruled for 160 years, sinister powers plot against the British Empire and dinosaurs roam the Challenger enclosure at London Zoo.

PAX BRITANNIA HUMAN NATURE

In the closing years of the 20th century the British Empire's rule is still going strong.

PAX BRITANNIA  HUMAN NATURE

Author: Jonathan Green

Publisher: Abaddon

ISBN: 9781905437863

Page: 384

View: 363

In the closing years of the 20th century the British Empire's rule is still going strong. Queen Victoria is about to celebrate her 160th birthday, kept alive by advanced steam technology. London is a fantastical sprawling metropolis where dirigibles roam the skies, robot bobbies enforce the law and dinosaurs are on display in London zoo. Welcome to Magna Britannia, a steam driven world full of fantastical creations and shady villains. Here dashing dandies and mustachioed villains battle for supremacy while below the city strange things stir in the flooded tunnels of the old London Underground. The Whitby Mermaid has been stolen from Cruickshank’s Cabinet of Curiosities and consulting detective Gabriel Wraith is on the case. And he’s not the only one, for wherever there is a mystery to be solved, Ulysses Quicksilver is never far away. What does the theft of the mermaid have to do with the mysterious House of Monkeys? And what of the enigmatic criminal known as the Magpie? Ulysses embarks upon an adventure that takes him to Whitby where the mermaid was supposedly caught. But there are worse things awaiting him there than mermaids. The moors of Ghestdale are haunted by the savage Barghest beast, while in the abandoned mines beneath the Umbridge estate, abominations lurk in the darkness. And Ulysses Quicksilver is about to discover that the worst horrors are those spawned by Man’s own selfish nature.

PAX BRITANNIA EL SOMBRA

Highly collectable Steampunk series In the closing years of the 20th century the British Empire's rule is still going strong.

PAX BRITANNIA  EL SOMBRA

Author: Al Ewing

Publisher: Abaddon

ISBN: 9781905437344

Page: 352

View: 541

Highly collectable Steampunk series In the closing years of the 20th century the British Empire's rule is still going strong. Queen Victoria is about to celebrate her 160th birthday, kept alive by advanced steam technology. London is a fantastical sprawling metropolis where dirigibles roam the skies, robot bobbies enforce the law and dinosaurs are on display in London zoo. Welcome to Magna Britannia, a steam driven world full of fantastical creations and shady villains. Here dashing dandies and mustachioed villains battle for supremacy while below the city strange things stir in the flooded tunnels of the old London Underground. Stormtroopers diving out of the sun to prey on the innocent! Engines of Mass Destruction tearing apart homes and families! The monstrous torture-parlours of Master Minus and his Palace Of Beautiful Thoughts! There is no escape from The Ultimate Reich! But there is El Sombra! With his razor sharp wit and his sword will he liberate this small Mexican town from the mechanized horror that threatens it?

PAX BRITANNIA UNNATURAL HISTORY

In a few months the nation will celebrate one hundred and sixty years of Queen Victoria's reign, but a murder, missing persons, and rail-crash, threaten the celebrations and the peace of Victoria's realm.

PAX BRITANNIA  UNNATURAL HISTORY

Author: Jonathan Green

Publisher: Abaddon

ISBN: 9781905437108

Page: 336

View: 254

In a few months the nation will celebrate one hundred and sixty years of Queen Victoria's reign, but a murder, missing persons, and rail-crash, threaten the celebrations and the peace of Victoria's realm.

Pax Britannica The Climax of an Empire

There were few ferocious cartoonists to rip away the shams of Empire : Punch
seldom went further than gentle chaff , and Max Beerbohm's mock - Britannia was
really rather attractive . What one might call the Imperialist School of painting ...

Pax Britannica  The Climax of an Empire

Author: James Morris

Publisher:

ISBN:

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Britannia s Dragon

PAX. CAMBRENSIS. WALES. AND. THE. VICTORIAN. NAVY. Corwen, nestling
comfortably in the Dee Valley a few miles ... Windsor, New South Wales.1 The
Blakes' story truly epitomises the Pax Britannica, the heyday of the British Empire,
 ...

Britannia s Dragon

Author: J D. Davies

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0752494104

Page: 288

View: 677

This is the first book ever written about Wales' part in naval history. Based on extensive research, it tells a compelling story that spans nearly two thousand years, from the Romans to the present. Many Welshmen - and women - have served in both the Royal Navy and the navies of other countries. Welshmen played major parts in voyages of exploration, in the navy's suppression of the slave trade, and in naval warfare from the Viking era to the Spanish Armada, in the American Civil War, both World Wars and the Falklands War. Britannia's Dragon tells their stories in vivid detail. The navy also did much to shape Wales itself. The town of Pembroke Dock was created by the country's only Royal Dockyard, while the expansion of the coal and copper industries was largely driven by the navy. Comprehensive, enlightening and provocative, Britannia's Dragon also explodes many myths about Welsh history, arguing that most Welshmen in the sailing navy were volunteers not pressed men, and that relative to the size of national populations, proportionally more Welsh seaman than English fought at Trafalgar.

Iron Britannia

According to Trevor-Roper, this action, which had the surreptitious
encouragement of the French, threatened to upset the Treaty of Paris (1763), a
Treaty which he regards as having 'settled the world' and as establishing the Pax
Britannica.

Iron Britannia

Author: Anthony Barnett

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571290671

Page: 216

View: 284

On April 2 1982 Argentine forces seized the British-dependent Falkland Islands. Within 48 hours a British task force was sailing for the South Atlantic. One in five Britons opposed this war; but Argentina's surrender 74 days later set Margaret Thatcher on course for her second election victory. Anthony Barnett's Iron Britannia, first published in 1982, turned down the din of war and diagnosed something rotten in the British state. This new edition offers a new extended preface by Barnett, addressing UK foreign policy post-Falklands; plus additional texts Barnett wrote at the time. 'A furious, sometimes gleeful and often witty polemic against the decaying British political system which the conflict revealed.' Neal Ascherson, London Review of Books 'Anthony Barnett makes a variety of telling points... Most tellingly of all, the concept he puts forward of 'Churchillism', the rhetoric of national unity which overrides party and class considerations.' Geoffrey Wheatcroft, Times Literary Supplement 'Done with almost Swiftian vigour. I warmly recommend it.' John Fowles, Guardian

Hegemonic Peace and Empire

The Pax Romana, Britannica and Americana Ali Parchami ... For all the linguistic
and ideological similarities between the two concepts, the world of the Pax
Britannica was very different from that of the Romana. Unlike ancient Rome,
Britain ...

Hegemonic Peace and Empire

Author: Ali Parchami

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134007043

Page: 272

View: 296

This book examines the language and the ideology of the Pax Romana, the Pax Britannica and the Pax Americana within the broader contexts of 'hegemony' and 'empire'. It addresses three main themes: a conceptual examination of the way in which hegemony has been justified; a linguistic study of how the notion of pax (usually translated as peace) has been used in ancient and modern times; and a study of the international orders created by Rome and Britain. Using an historiographical approach, the book draws upon texts from Greco-Roman antiquity, and sources from the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries to show how the pax ideology has served as a justification for hegemonic foreign policy, and as an intellectual exercise in power projection. From Tacitus' condemnation of what he described as 'creating a wilderness and calling it peace', to debates about the establishment of a Pax Americana in post-Saddam Hussein's Iraq, the book shows not only how the governing elite in each of the three hegemonic orders prescribed to a loose interpretation of the pax ideology, but also how their internal disagreements and different conceptualisations of pax have affected the process of 'empire-building'. This book will be of interest to students of international history, empire, and International Relations in general.