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8. The British Empire

8.3 How did the British Empire develop?

What did Robert Clive and the East India Company do to ensure they won at the Battle of Plassey in 1757?

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Lesson description

This lesson looks at the British Empire’s development in the 18th and early 19th centuries.

The 19th century saw the british Empire become a global power, with lands from the Americas to Africa, Asia, and the newly mapped continent of Australia. However, this was not a smooth expansion. Alongside some important victories, the empires was also defeated in a number of international conflicts.

Lesson highlights:

  • The chronology of key events in the British Empire’s development in the 18th century, from the Battle of Plassey to the founding of colonies in Australia
  • The vocabulary and terminology necessary to study the British Empire’s development with confidence
  • An analysis of which causes were most influential in the development of the British Empire