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Wednesday, 5 October 2016, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Museum of London

Ten Cities that Built an Empire: Understanding British Imperialism Through the Urban Past

Tristram Hunt MP


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Discussion of Britain’s imperial past is increasingly bifurcated along populist ‘good’ and ‘bad’ narratives.  An account of the UK’s colonial legacy through the prism of urban history allows for a more nuanced and reflexive critique of Empire. The rise and fall of the British Empire will be discussed through the history of ten cities, exploring how their architectural, planning, and commercial history elucidates their place within the imperial story.

The Royal Historical Society / Gresham College Annual Colin Matthew Memorial Lecture


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Tristram Hunt is a British politician and historian who has served as MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central since 2010. He is also a lecturer in modern British history at Queen Mary University of London.

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5 October 2016

Ten Cities that Built an Empire: Understanding British Imperialism Through the Urban Past
Tristram Hunt MP

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