Tag Archives: Colonial records

Britain’s Secret Archive of Decolonisation

April 19, 2012 - 9 Comments

Richard Drayton, Rhodes Professor of Imperial History, Kings College London, on recent news that the British government has acknowledged the existence of a ‘secret archive’ from 37 former colonies, bought back to Britain after the colonies became independent

Britain’s Secret Colonial Files

May 7, 2011 - 0 Comments

The British government has just revealed the existence of a large cache of extraordinarily sensitive colonial era archives which came to light as a result of a court case by Mau Mau veterans. Martin Plaut tells the story of Britain’s secret colonial files.