Key Research Themes: Colonialism, Imperialism and End of Empire

Punch chronicled the rise and fall of the British and other empires from Ireland to India, the Scramble for Africa and the Palestine Mandate.


1879 – The Anglo-Zulu War
A Lesson



1892British Empire
The Rhodes Colossus Striding from Cape Town to Cairo.


1870 – Ireland and the Irish
The Irish “Tempest.” Caliban (Rory of the Hills). "This island's mine, by Sycorax my mother, which thou tak'st from me." – Shakspeare.



1947 – Indian Independence
The Rope Trick


1947 – Palestine
The Writings on the Wall


1973 – The Commonwealth
The Facade