2022-09-14 12:12:54

Queen Elizabeth and the Ugly Legacy of British Empire



Queen Elizabeth and the Ugly Legacy of British Empire

As mourners across the U.K. prepare for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II–the longest-serving monarch in British history–reactions to her death have varied dramatically. There are tears from supporters of the monarchy, and fans of royalty who have eagerly consumed media that humanized the royals. But there are jeers from the subjects of former British colonies and their descendants who see the Queen as a symbol of acquiescence to the empire at best, or an active sympathizer of imperial crimes at worst.

 

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