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Brendon, Piers. The Decline and Fall of the British Empire 1781-1997

Af Nick Rennison (2009)
No sooner had Britons begun to accumulate their Empire than they began to brood on its decline and fall. Schooled by Edward Gibbon and haunted by the Roman history that they knew at least as well as their own, the empire-builders of the 19th century were troubled by intimations of a future in which Britain's power would inevitably wane and another nation, probably America ...