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How constitutions changed the world

Linda Colley explores how written constitutions, together with warfare, forged the modern world

Linda Colley explores how written constitutions, together with warfare, forged the modern world. (Image by Getty Images)

Linda Colley discusses her new book The Gun, the Ship and the Pen, which explores how written constitutions, together with warfare, forged the modern world. She talks about constitutions across the globe, from the United States and France, to Russia and the Pitcairn Islands.

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Linda Colley is the author of The Gun, the Ship and the Pen: Warfare, Constitutions and the Making of the Modern World


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