Course: HIST 453. Modern Britain (3)
Learn the story of how a small island kingdom became the first industrial nation and built (and lost) the largest empire in the history of the world. Delve into the world of Queen Victoria, Sherlock Holmes, Jack the Ripper, Winston Churchill, James Bond, and Harry Potter. Tour a Georgian mansion and walk the narrow cobblestone streets of the London slums. Examine Britain’s role in the First and Second World Wars; its struggles in Ireland; its ambivalent relationship with Europe; and the tensions associated with becoming a multiethnic, multicultural society.