8. The British Empire
8.1 The British Empire (In One Take)
Which royal gave permission to John Hawkins and Francis Drake to take kidnapped people from Africa and sell them in the Americas?
What was the name of the first permanent English settlement in the Americas?
In which country did Nanny of the Maroons lead her rebel forces?
Who led the fight against the British forces at the Battle of Plassey in 1757?
What did Americans throw in the harbour to protest British rule in 1773?
What was the name of the revolutionary leader who launched the Irish Rebellion against British rule in 1798?
Olaudah Equiano was a best-selling writer, but what is he best known for protesting about?
In what year was slavery banned in the British Empire?
What was the name of the Aboriginal Australian who acted as a diplomat and translator between the Aboriginal people and the British colonists?
Where did the Boer War, between the British and the Boer people, 1899-1902, take place?
What was the name of the ship that brought about 500 passengers from the Caribbean to England in 1948?
Which country gained independence from Britain in 1947 thanks to the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi?
Welcome to the history of the British Empire!
In this overview we set sail through five hundred years of global history. Experience the rise and fall of one of the world’s most powerful empires, from colonial expansion in the 16th century to decline and break-up in the 20th century.
- Chronology of the British Empire, including its biggest conflicts, players and events.
- Analysis of the reasons why and how the British Empire declined in the 20th century.
- A vital guide for students to form their own judgements on the British Empire’s historical impact, from economic development and politics to cultural exchange and resistance movements.