1st Edition

Empire and Popular Culture

Edited By John Griffiths Copyright 2023
    434 Pages 41 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    From 1830, the British Empire began to permeate the domestic culture of Empire nations in many ways. This, the fourth volume of Empire and Popular Culture, explores the representation of the Empire in popular media such as newspapers, contemporary magazines and journals and in literature such as novels, works of non-fiction, in poems and ballads.



    1. ‘An East Indian Director on the Indian Mutiny’, Reynold’s Newspaper, 25th October 1857, p. 6.

    2. Roger Pocock, ‘Great Adventurers’, in Lloyd’s Weekly Newspaper, 4th January 1903, p. 14.

    3. ‘The Outlook, Fortiter in re’ in Daily Mail, 27 March 1897, p. 4.

    4. J. H. Harley, ‘The New Empire Crusade’ in Fortnightly Review, December 1929, pp.761-767.

    5. Daily Telegraph, ‘Empire Day Supplement A Panorama of the British Empire’, 24th May 1937, pp. 12-13.

    6. John Buchan’s ‘The King’s Grace’, in Daily Mirror, 29th April 1935, p. 14.

    7. ‘Scene of the Late Conflict in New Zealand’, in Illustrated London News, 26th July 1845, pp. 51-52.

    8. ‘Zulu War’, The Graphic, 12th February 1879, p. 189.

    9. ‘Chinese Gordon on the Soudan’, in Pall Mall Gazette, 9th January 1884, pp. 11-13.

    10. ‘The Queen’s Golden Jubilee’, Y Celt, 17th June 1887, pp. 1-2.

    11. ‘The Boer as He Is’, in Glasgow Herald, 13th April 1900, p. 8.

    12. ‘Volunteers Return’, in Midland Daily Telegraph, 6th June 1902, p. 2.

    13. ‘The British Conquest and Retention of India’, The Family Herald: A Domestic Magazine of Useful Information and Amusement, 2nd August 1873, pp. 221-222.

    14. ‘A Terrestrial Paradise’, in Tit Bits: From All the Most Interesting Books, Periodicals and Contributors in the World, 12th November 1881, p.13.

    15. ‘Down the Perak River’, in The Wide World Magazine, Vol. 1: 1 (1898), pp. 12-16.

    16. Shurey’s Illustrated 14th October 1899, p. 2

    17. Shurey’s Pictorial Budget 19th February 1900.

    18. S. Low, ‘The British Empire After the War’, The War Illustrated: A Picture Record of Events by Sea and Air, 17th January 1917, pp. 506-508.

    19. Sidney Blanchard, ‘Famine in India’, in All The Year Round, February 1862, pp. 519-523.

    20. A. G. Gardiner, ‘God Speed to the New India’, in John Bull, 7th January 1933, p. 13.

    21. ‘Will the British Empire Ruin Great Britain?’ in Pearsons’s Weekly, 12th May 1900, p.799.

    22. ‘A Divided Duty’, in Punch, 19th January 1895, pp. 30-31.

    23. ‘Uncrowned Queens’ in Home Notes, 29th December 1891, p. 363.

    24. Ruby M. Ayres, ‘Feather’, in Woman’s Weekly, 16th March 1935, pp. 443-449.

    25. Lloyd Roberts, ‘Grey Mother’, in Harmsworth’s Red Magazine, 3rd February 1922, pp. 258-265.

    26. R. M. Ballantyne, Hudson Bay: Everyday Life in the Wilds of North America, (Originally published by Blackwood Edinburgh, fourth edition published by Thomas Nelson and Sons Edinburgh, 1910), pp. 30-47.

    27. ‘Major Magruder’s Committee’, in Anthony Trollope’s He Knew He Was Right Vol II, Chapter 68, 1869, (London: Strahan and Co), pp.145-150.

    28. Review of Wilkie Collins’s ‘The Moonstone’, in Pall Mall Gazette, 17th July 1868, pp. 9-10.

    29. G. A. Henty, ‘The Massacre at Poverty Bay’, in Maori and Settler: A Story of the New Zealand War (Glasgow: John Blackie, 1890), pp. 281-301.

    30. Douglas Sladen, ‘Review of Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Tragedy of the Korosko’, in The Queen, The Lady’s Newspaper, 5th March 1898, p.430.

    31. The Sketch, 23rd November 1904, p. 203. Review of C.J. Cutcliffe Hyne, ‘Atoms of Empire’ Macmillan 1904

    32. Bessie Marchant, In the Toils of the Tribesmen: A Story of the Indian Frontier (London Gale and Inglis, 1900), pp. 341-346.

    33. Flora Annie Steel, ‘A Bad Character Suit’, in Indian Scene (London: Edward Arnold, 1931), pp. 122-141.

    34. Richmal Crompton, ‘The Leopard Hunter’ in William the Conqueror (London: George Newnes, 1926, republished Macmillan, 1984), pp. 32-49.

    35. Kathlyn Rhodes, The Valley of Enchantment (London: Hutchinson, 1929), pp. 153-169.

    36. Joan Sutherland, Desborough of the North-West Frontier (Hodder and Stoughton, 1920), pp. 235-250.

    37. A.G. Hales, Telegraph Dick: A London Lad’s Adventures in Africa (London: Cassell,1907), pp. 173-191.

    38. Mary Grant Bruce, Billabong Adventures (London: Ward, Lock and Co, 1928), pp.149-161.

    39. Frederick Burnaby, A Ride to Khiva: Travels and Adventures in Central Asia (London: Cassell, Petter and Galpin, 1876), pp. 8-15.

    40. Alfred Egmont Hake, ‘Introduction’, The Journals of Major-General C. G. Gordon, C.B. at Khartoum (London: Kegan Paul Trench and Co, 1885), pp. xxxv- li.

    41. James Macaulay, ‘The Storming of Majuba Hill February 27th 1881’, in Stirring Stories of Peace and War, By Sea and Land (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1885, reprinted 1890), pp. 347-359.

    42. Jack London, ‘Coronation Day’, in The People of the Abyss (London: Macmillan 1903), pp 138-157.

    43. ‘Child Wives of India’, in Nottingham Evening Post, 15th August 1927, p.7.

    44. Review of J.C. Fife Cookson’s, Tiger Shooting in the Doon and the Ulwar (London Chapman and Hall, 1887), in Homeward Mail from India China and the East, 28th February, 1888, p.13.

    45. Harold Larwood, Bodyline? (London: Elkin Mathews and Marriot, third edition, 1933), pp.84-90.

    46. ‘Book of the Week: The Farmer Folk of the Mearns’, in Aberdeen Press and Journal, 5th September 1932, p.5.

    47. ‘Song By The Whiskey Drinker, Who’s for a Shy at the Siege of Lahore My Boys!’ The Tipperary Ballads, in Bentley’s Miscellany Vol. 19 (1846), pp.425-426.

    48. Gerald Massey, ‘The Relief of Lucknow’, in F. Langbridge (ed.), Ballads of the Brave: Poems of Chivalry, Enterprise, Courage and Constancy, from the Earliest Times to the Present Day, (London: Methuen, 1890), pp. 347-349.

    49. ‘Mr Kipling’s Poem: For Your Credit’s Sake Pay, Pay, Pay!’ in Daily Mail, 1st November 1899, p.4.

    50. ‘The Jingo Englishman’, in Punch, 9th November 1878, p.215.

    51. ‘Sir Garnet Wolsesley and the poet William M’Gonagall’, in Dundee Evening Telegraph, 15th November 1882, p.2.

    52. Oscar Wilde, ‘Ave Imperatrix’, 1887.

    53. ‘Poetic Watchman’, Daily Mail, 13th September 1900, p.3

    54. ‘Empire Day Poem’ in Strathearn Herald 25th May 1940, p.2.

    55. ‘Caricature by Coward’, in Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic Review, 22nd October 1932, p. 201.

    56. Francis Phllimore ‘Britain’s Battle Painter, Lady Butler and Her Art’, in Windsor Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly for Men and Women Vol. 11. December 1899—May, 1900, pp.643-652.

    57. ‘Indian Decorative Art’, in The Art Journal Supplement 1886, The Colonial and Indian Exhibition of 1886, p. 5.

    58.George Rossi Ashton – The Lightning Cartoonist’, in The Music Hall and Theatre Review 15th September 1910, p. 585.

    59. ‘Tableaux Vivants’, in The Graphic, 28th December 1889, p.787.

    60. ‘Imperial Gallery of Art’, in Yorkshire Post, 5th April 1929, p.5.

    61. Catalogue of Liberty’s Arts and Fabrics 1883.

    62. ‘Carpet Weaving in India’, in Pearson’s Weekly, 6th February 1892, p.15.

    63. ‘The Coronation of George V’, Special Number of the Illustrated London News, 27th June 1911.

    64. ‘The King Opens Kingsway’, in The Bystander, 25th October 1905, p.175.

    65. ‘Unveiling of the Gordon Statue’, Aberdeen in Glasgow Herald, 18th June 1888, p.4.

    66. ‘Memorial to the 66th Berkshire Regiment’, in Reading Mercury, 18th December 1886, p. 5.

    67. Gallaher Cigarette Cards 1939.

    68. Typhoo Tea Cards 1939.



    John Griffiths is Senior Lecturer in British and British World History, Massey University, New Zealand