Sidney Fever, The early stages of the Assam Company’s headquarters at Nazira (1983).

A new online exhibition offers extraordinary insights into the Commonwealth and Britain's former colonial territories.

The exhibition celebrates the?150th?anniversary of the Royal Commonwealth Society (1868 – 2018) and the?25th?anniversary of its library and archives becoming part of Cambridge University Library.

This story picks out 11 human-interest highlights from the exhibition.

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