Welcome to the online platform for the British Documents on the End of Empire Project (BDEEP), hosted by the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London. On this website, you will find a growing collection of academic and archival resources tracing the process and effects of Britain’s twentieth century withdrawal from its colonial territories.

Click here to read more about the project.

Click here to browse digital versions of the BDEEP volumes, all available free for download via an Open Government License.

Click here to explore a variety of resources linked to BDEEP, including video, audio and other multimedia pertaining to individual volumes or to the history of decolonisation more broadly.

[Image credit: Flickr_WalkingSF, ‘Principal Ocean Cables in 1917’]