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Well, let's see. I went to some good private schools in the UK. In secondary school my choices meant that I only did History up to age 16.

Frankly, in secondary school we barely touched on colonisation. In essence we just skipped over it. From Glorious Revolution to World War One somehow we missed it.

In primary school however, we got a good dose of the greatness of Empire. Not really a deep perversion of the facts, more just a direction towards pretty artefacts and steam engines and the like.

The propaganda element came more from the old films on TV more than anything.

Fortunately for me, my father (being Indian) had firm views on the downsides of British colonisation, so I did get a balanced view, but no thanks to my education.

by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Fri Dec 9th, 2005 at 01:55:03 PM EST

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