Re-visit the critical view of the empire using slides 2-4 and explain the enquiry. Recently a controversial historian Niall Ferguson has staunchly defended aspects of the empire. The students’ task is to see if they can work out what 6 arguments Ferguson might have chosen and then compare his view with theirs.
The final line of Terry Deary’s Horrible History slide 6, says that no-one ever asked the Indians what they thought about the empire. So that’s just what we’re going to do. Introduce Resource sheet 1. This is a summary of the views of an Indian written in 1871. Later pupils are