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

    … by British imperialism in Burma in the late 1800s – and who isn’t struck by that hankering once in a while – you could hit up The Pegu Club on Houston. Some people do. At the other end of the spectrum, there’s Off The Wagon. Personally I wouldn’t, but some of my colleagues assure me it’s just dandy, something about $5 jugs of beer and the chance…

    Shareen Pathak/ Digiday- 5 readers -
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