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