This title, originally published in 1988, examines the network of states and the political and economic systems which bound the British Empire together. This book examines each country and how the empire made its mark in the shape of urban form, public buildings and rural land patterns. An overall assessment of the Imperial heritage is attempted as a pointer to the unity which existed between the many diverse lands for a brief period in their history.

chapter |17 pages


chapter 1|9 pages


chapter 2|19 pages

The Metropole

chapter 3|28 pages


chapter 4|22 pages

The Colonial Bases of Power

chapter 5|36 pages

Settler Cities

chapter 6|30 pages

Colonial Cities

chapter 7|30 pages

The Rural Division of Land

chapter 8|28 pages

European Farmlands

chapter 9|22 pages

Imperial Landscapes