British Imperialism

The British Empire comprised the dominions, colonies, protectorates, mandates and other territories ruled or administered by the United Kingdom. It originated with the overseas possessions and trading posts established by England between the late 16th and early 18th centuries. At its height, it was the largest empire in history and, for over a century, was the foremost global power. By 1922 the British Empire held sway over about 458 million people, one-fifth of the world's population at the time. The empire covered more than 33,700,000 km2 (13,012,000 sq mi), almost a quarter of the Earth's total land area. As a result, its political, legal, linguistic and cultural legacy is widespread.
Posts about British Imperialism
  • A tour of Manhattan’s West SoHo, the new Madison Avenue

    … being you. Best coffee? The best espresso in the hood (cue another argument) is at Ground Support on West Broadway. I don’t do lattes, but lots of people who do swear GS’s are among the very best they’ve ever had. Try the prosciutto, taleggio and rhubarb-strawberry jam. Also, look up from your iPhone, because there is probably someone very…

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