The British Empire and Africa

Empire: The History of the British Empire
April 18, 2020
The British Empire in India
April 19, 2020
Show all

The British Empire and Africa

Abstract

For almost four hundred years Britain ruled substantial areas of the world
outside Europe. In the first 150 years, from 1600 to 1750, expansion was a
matter of setting up small but prosperous trading posts and settlements
very close to the sea, supported by naval strength and close contact with
friends in England. After 1750 imperial rule began to move inland and for
the next 170 years, up to the end of the First World War, a steadily
increasing part of the earth’s surface was ruled from London. The naval
and industrial power which made this possible also meant that Britain
could exert a great deal of influence in the world outside the empire, but
this was a matter of diplomacy rather than direct rule.

Description

This content was uploaded by one of our users. We do not claim any copyrights. We respect copyrights instead. It’s only for the purpose of knowledge and we do not charge for it. If you claim copyrights please inform us, we will remove it from our site.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *