8. The British Empire
8.1 The British Empire (In One Take)
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.