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British Empire

The purpose of this section is to look at how England, such a small island with a small population conquered all its lager aggressors and ruled one third of the entire world climaxing at the end of the First World War in 1918.

  • British Empire - Summary
    1169. The first colony. England colonises Ireland. Indeed King Henry 2nd 1154-1189 was asked by an Irish King (they had many at the time) to send an a...
  • Exploration and Background

    The beginnings of the European colonialist movement and the commencement of the British Empire

    A background to England and Europe at the end of the M...
  • Vital Farming at the start of colonization

    The farming activities without which the British Empire would not have survived

    Sugar, Tobacco, Cotton and Wool 

    Crops which kick started the “white...

  • British Empire - Extended Summary

    The Empire eventually covered the following areas which are covered separately. To tie them together we have produced the following extended summary. ...

  • Ireland - The first Colony

    This section is written in two parts. Firstly an extended summary which gives the reader an overall view of Irish history and secondly a longer, stric...

  • North America and the Carribean

    1600 By this date the Spanish (and Portuguese) had been established in South America and Mexico for 100 years and there was a huge incentive in Protes...

  • India and east to Singapore
    Summary

    The English set up The East India Company in 1600 as a monopoly company to develop trade with India, the Spice Islands(Indonesia) and China. ...

  • Australasia
    Australia and New Zealand (Or Australasia)

    European explorers were active in the area of Australia and New Zealand at roughly the same time as they w...

  • Africa
    Introduction

    Africa can conveniently and indeed must be divided into two, sub-Saharan or Black Africa and North Africa.

    The Human race developed in ...

  • Middle East and the Holy Land, Palestine

    The English as victors over the Turkish Ottoman Empire in the 1914-18 First World War were mandated by the United Nations (then the League of Nations)...

  • Egypt
    A country in the north of Africa with coastlines on the Mediterranean and Red seas. One of the oldest civilisations in the world which developed roun...
  • Ottomans
    Introduction

    You are going to learn... 

    How the Islamic Ottomans who were so powerful 500 years ago that they forced the Christian Europeans looki...


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