Britain's Imperial Century
The British Empire comprised the dominions, colonies, protectorates, mandates and other territories ruled or administered by the United Kingdom. It originated with the overseas posse...
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Mysterious Shipwreck Discovered Off North Carolina Coast
Artifacts on the wreck indicate it might date as far back as the late 1700s – the time of the American Revolution. In deep waters, a hundred miles off the coast of North Carolina coast, scientists hav...
English colonial empire
The English overseas possessions comprised a variety of overseas territories that were colonized, conquered, or otherwise acquired by the former Kingdom of England during the centuries before the Acts...
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British colonization of the Americas
British colonization of the Americas (including colonization by both the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland before the Acts of Union, which created the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1707) be...
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British America
English America, and later British America, refers to the English, and later British territories in the Americas (including Bermuda), Central America, the Caribbean, and Guyana from 1607 to 1783. Form...
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British North America
British North America referred to the colonies and territories of the British Empire in continental North America. The term was first used informally in 1783, but it was uncommon before the Report on...
Thirteen Colonies
The Thirteen Colonies were the British colonies on the Atlantic coast of North America founded between 1607 (Virginia) and 1732 (Georgia).Individual colonies began collaborating at the Albany Congress...
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Company rule in India
Company rule in India (sometimes, Company Raj, "raj," lit. "rule" in Hindi) refers to the rule or dominion of the British East India Company on the Indian subcontinent. This is variously taken to have...
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American Revolution
The American Revolution was a political upheaval that took place between 1765 and 1783 during which rebel colonists in the Thirteen American Colonies rejected the British monarchy and aristocracy, ove...
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Industrial Revolution
The Industrial Revolution was the transition to new manufacturing processes in the period from about 1760 to sometime between 1820 and 1840. This transition included going from hand production methods...
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Victorian era
The Victorian era of British history (and that of the British Empire) was the period of Queen Victoria's reign from 20 June 1837 until her death, on 22 January 1901. It was a long period of peace, pro...
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British Raj
The British Raj (rāj, meaning "rule" in Hindi) was British rule in the Indian subcontinent between 1858 and 1947. The term can also refer to the period of dominion. The region under British con...
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The Great Game
"The Great Game" was the strategic rivalry and conflict between the British Empire and the Russian Empire for supremacy in Central Asia. The classic Great Game period is generally regarded as running ...
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History of the United Kingdom during World War I
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland—then consisting of England, Scotland, Wales, and the whole of Ireland—was one of the Allied Powers during the First World War of 1914–1918, fighting aga...
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Military history of the United Kingdom during World War II
Britain, along with most of its dominions, Crown colonies, and British India, declared war on Nazi Germany in 1939. War with Japan began in 1941, after it attacked British colonies in Asia. The Axis p...
Military history of the United Kingdom during World War II - Wikipedia
Suez Crisis
The Suez Crisis, also named Tripartite Aggression, was an invasion of Egypt in late 1956 by Israel, followed by Britain and France. The aims were to regain Western control of the Suez Canal and to rem...
Suez Crisis - Wikipedia
Decolonization of Africa
The decolonization of Africa followed World War II, when colonized peoples agitated for independence and colonial powers withdrew their administrators from Africa. The only two world powers to officia...
Decolonization of Africa - Wikipedia
Falklands War
The Falklands War (Spanish: Guerra de las Malvinas), also known as the Falklands Conflict, Falklands Crisis, and the Guerra del Atlántico Sur (Spanish for "South Atlantic War"), was a ten-week war...
Falklands War - Wikipedia
Transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong
The transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong from the United Kingdom to China, referred to as "the Handover" internationally or "the Return" in China, took place on 1 July 1997, and marked the end of B...
Transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong - Wikipedia
RAF Bomber Command
RAF Bomber Command controlled the RAF's bomber forces from 1936 to 1968. Bomber Command stood at the peak of its post-war military power in the 1960s, the V bombers holding the United Kingdom's nuclea...
RAF Bomber Command - Wikipedia
Burma Campaign
The Burma Campaign in the South-East Asian Theatre of World War II was fought primarily between the forces of British Empire and China, with support from the United States, against the forces of the E...
Burma Campaign - Wikipedia
Second Industrial Revolution
The Second Industrial Revolution, also known as the Technological Revolution, was a phase of the larger Industrial Revolution corresponding to the latter half of the 19th century, sometime between 184...
Second Industrial Revolution - Wikipedia
Statement Relating to Defence
The Statement relating to Defence was a United Kingdom government white paper published 4 March 1935 that started the rearmament of the UK during the 1930s. The paper, released by the War Office noted...
Mysterious Shipwreck Discovered Off North Carolina Coast
Artifacts on the wreck indicate it might date as far back as the late 1700s – the time of the American Revolution. In deep waters, a hundred miles off the coast of North Carolina coast, scientists hav...
British ground forces in the Falklands War
This is a list of the ground forces from the United Kingdom that took part in the Falklands War. For a list of ground forces from Argentina, see Argentine ground forces in the Falklands War
The la...
British ground forces in the Falklands War - Wikipedia
Massachusetts Circular Letter
The Massachusetts Circular Letter was a statement written by Samuel Adams and passed by the Massachusetts House of Representatives in February 1768 in response to the Townshend Acts. Reactions to the ...
Massachusetts Circular Letter - Wikipedia
Transport during the British Industrial Revolution
Transportation of goods to factories, and of finished products from them, was limited by high transport costs along roads to their destinations. This was not too severe in the case of light valuable ...
Navigation Acts
Navigation Acts were a series of laws that restricted the use of foreign ships for trade between Britain and its colonies. They began in 1651 and ended 200 years later. They reflected the policy of me...
East India Company
The East India Company (EIC), more properly called the Honourable East India Company (HEIC), was an English joint-stock company, formed to pursue trade with the East Indies, but which ended up tradin...
East India Company - Wikipedia
Victorian fashion
Victorian fashion comprises the various fashions and trends in British culture that emerged and developed in the United Kingdom and the British Empire throughout the Victorian era, roughly 1830s to 19...
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