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Rule Britannia

Rule Britannia

Author: Daphne Du Maurier

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781405518109

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF REBECCA In this prescient novel, Daphne du Maurier explores the implications of leaving Europe for a political, economic and military alliance with the United States. 'It is rather awful, Emma thought as she walked across the fields down to the farm, how this business is leading us all into subterfuge and deception, and we can't really tell who is friend and who is enemy . . . ' Emma wakes up one morning to an apocalyptic world. The cosy existence she shares with her grandmother, a famous retired actress, has been shattered: there's no telephone, no radio - and an American warship sits in the harbour. England has withdrawn from the European Common Market and, on the brink of bankruptcy, has decided that salvation lies in a union - political, military and economic - with the United States. Theoretically it is to be an equal partnership, but it soon begins to look like a takeover bid. As the two women piece together clues about the 'friendly' military occupation on their doorstep, family, friends and neighbours come together to resist the interlopers. The spirit of Britannia embodied - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

Rule, Britannia!

Rule, Britannia!

Author: Homer B. Pettey

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438471112

Category: History

Page: 366

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Assesses how cinematic biographies of key figures reflect and shape what it means to be British. Rule, Britannia! surveys the British biopic, a genre crucial to understanding how national cinema engages with the collective experience and values of its intended audience. Offering a provocative take on an aspect of filmmaking with profound cultural significance, the volume focuses on how screen biographies of prominent figures in British history and culture can be understood as involved, if unofficially, in the shaping and promotion of an ever-protean national identity. The contributors engage with the vexed concept of British nationality, especially as this sense of collective belonging is problematized by the ethnically oriented alternatives of English, Scottish, Welsh, and Irish nations. They explore the critical and historiographical issues raised by the biopic, demonstrating that celebration of conventional virtue is not the genre’s only natural subject. Filmic depictions of such personalities as Elizabeth I, Victoria, George VI, Elizabeth II, Margaret Thatcher, Iris Murdoch, and Jack the Ripper are covered. “This exceptional collection offers new ways of looking at these films as films, as well as a fresh approach to British history as a cultural whole.” — Wheeler Winston Dixon

Rule Britannia

Rule Britannia

Author: Deirdre David

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501723674

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Deirdre David here explores women's role in the literature of the colonial and imperial British nation, both as writers and as subjects of representation. David's inquiry juxtaposes the parliamentary speeches of Thomas Macaulay and the private letters of Emily Eden, a trial in Calcutta and the missionary literature of Victorian women, writing about thuggee and emigration to Australia. David shows how, in these texts and in novels such as Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, Charles Dickens's Dombey and Son, Wilkie Collins's Moonstone, and H. Rider Haggard's She, the historical and symbolic roles of Victorian women were linked to the British enterprise abroad. Rule Britannia traces this connection from the early nineteenth-century nostalgia for masculine adventure to later patriarchal anxieties about female cultural assertiveness. Missionary, governess, and moral ideal, promoting sacrifice for the good of the empire—such figures come into sharp relief as David discusses debates over English education in India, class conflicts sparked by colonization, and patriarchal responses to fears about feminism and race degeneration. In conclusion, she reveals how Victorian women, as writers and symbols of colonization, served as critics of empire.

Rule Britannia

Rule Britannia

Author: Danny Dorling

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 9781785904561

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

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Things fall apart when empires crumble. This time, we think, things will be different. They are not. This time, we are told, we will become great again. We will not. In this new edition of the hugely successful Rule Britannia, Danny Dorling and Sally Tomlinson argue that the vote to leave the EU was the last gasp of the old empire working its way out of the British psyche. Fuelled by a misplaced nostalgia, the result was driven by a lack of knowledge of Britain’s imperial history, by a profound anxiety about Britain’s status today, and by a deeply unrealistic vision of our future.

To Rule Britannia

To Rule Britannia

Author: John Waite

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752466903

Category: History

Page: 192

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In AD 43 the Romans landed an invasion force on the shores of Britain, heralding the beginning of recorded British history and laying the cultural foundations of today's national identity. Yet despite the crucial importance of this event, the actual location of the landings is still uncertain. Historians and archaeologists have debated and written much more over the years with regard to this particular question, with Richborough in Kent and Chichester in Sussex most often proposed as favourites. Taking an alternative approach, To Rule Britannia places much greater emphasis on the practical problems the Romans faced in deciding on a landing site and offers fresh thinking on many key aspects. The result is the most comprehensive study to date of the invasions of Caesar and Claudius, presenting a straightforward and logical examination that can be readily appreciated by both the casual and specialist reader alike.

Dr. Arne and Rule, Britannia

Dr. Arne and Rule, Britannia

Author: William Hayman Cummings

Publisher: NOVELLO AND COMPANY, Limited.

ISBN:

Category: Composers

Page: 146

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Dr. Arne and Rule, Britannia The glorious National Song, “Rule, Britannia,” is familiar to the whole British race; nevertheless very few men and women are acquainted with the history of its birth and parentage. In the following pages I have endeavoured to chronicle all the facts which are discoverable by diligent research, and to present them in an attractive and entertaining manner. The life of Dr. Arne, the composer of “Rule, Britannia,” offers to the reader and to the music student an interesting and instructive story, showing that natural ability, even when combined with genius, is not sufficient to ensure a triumphant and successful career. Morality and conscientious rectitude in the affairs of life are essential, and had Arne exercised these, his exceptional gifts might have enabled him to surpass his great contemporary, Handel. It only remains to be noted that many letters and documents are here printed for the first time, some of them copied from the original autographs in my possession. They illuminate much which has hitherto been obscure and uncertain in the career of a famous composer.

Rule Britannia, Opus 116

Rule Britannia, Opus 116

Author: Ferdinand Ries

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783754365458

Category: Music

Page: 126

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The 'Grand Variations on "Rule, Britannia!"'are a pianistic tour de force which is sure to leave audiences breathless for more from this little known composer who served his apprenticeship under both Albrechtsberger and Beethoven. Writen during an eleven year residency in London and based on one of the most enduring patriotic songs of all time, this work stands as testimony to the great affection Ries had for his English home and with it, he endowed our common musical heritage with a work of persuasive grandeur. --- Die 'Grossen Variationen über "Rule, Britannia!"' sind eine pianistische tour de force, die das Publikum atemlos zurücklassen und es neugierig auf weitere Werke dieses wenig bekannten Komponisten machen, der bei Albrechtsberger und Beethoven in die Lehre ging. Die Arbeit wurde während seines elfjährigen Aufenthaltes in London verfasst, und hat das wohl dauerhafteste patriotische Lied aller Zeiten zur Grundlage, ein Zeugnis der grossen Zuneigung, die Ries für seine englische Wahlheimat empfand. Er hinterliess unserem gemeinsamen musikalischen Erbe eine Arbeit von überzeugender Erhabenheit.

Rule Britannia: Nationalism, Identity and the Modern Olympic Games

Rule Britannia: Nationalism, Identity and the Modern Olympic Games

Author: Matthew P. Llewellyn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317979760

Category: History

Page: 214

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On 6 July 2005, the International Olympic Committee awarded the 2012 summer Olympic Games to the city of London, opening a new chapter in Great Britain’s rich Olympic history. Despite the prospect of hosting the summer Games for the third time since Pierre de Coubertin’s 1894 revival of the Olympic movement, the historical roots of British Olympism have received limited scholarly attention. With the conclusion of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the passing of the baton to London, Rule Britannia remedies that oversight. This book uncovers Britain’s early Olympic involvement, revealing how the British public, media, and leading governmental officials were strongly opposed to international Olympic competition. It explores how the British Olympic Association focused on three main factors in the midst of widespread national opposition: it embraced early Olympian spectacles as a platform for maintaining a sporting union with Ireland, it fostered a greater sense of imperial identity with Britain’s white dominions, and it undertook an ambitious policy of athletic specialization designed to reverse the nation’s waning fortunes in international sport. This book was previously published as a special issue of International Journal of the History of Sport.

The English Reader

The English Reader

Author: Diane Ravitch

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195077292

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 512

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Collects poems, essays, songs, and speeches created during a four-hundred-year span of English history, arranging them chronologically and introducing each with a brief biography of the author.

Punch

Punch

Author: Mark Lemon

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105012082280

Category: English wit and humor

Page: 746

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