On the Fringes of Empire

Posted on | June 6, 2018 | No Comments

Dear Friends,

Our talk on 15 June is entitled “On the Fringes of Empire: Life in the North-West Frontier Province in the Aftermath of the First World War” and will take place at 1pm in the Friends Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane, Norwich NR2 1EW.

The School of History at UEA is recognised as a leading Department in the UK and has a chronological range from the collapse of the Roman Empire to the present day, a geographical scope covering Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, North America and the Caribbean.

In our talk today, we will be looking, among other things, at the role of Britain in the history of the unhappy country of Afghanistan.

Dr Gifford will focus on the administration of the British Empire in its outer limits – the North West Frontier Province – through the eyes of one of its key imperial administrators – John Loader Maffey.

The period 1919-1924 was a period of overstretch and readjustment for the British Empire as at the same time it had to content with the Third Anglo-Afghan War of 1919 and also growing pressure to advance within the Indian sub-continent.

This should be an interesting and enlightening talk and I do hope you can come.

Best wishes,



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