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The British Empire

Ashley Jackson.

May 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Colonialism and Imperialism; British History. 160 pages.

The British Empire: A Very Short Introduction explores how the British Empire became so powerful and far-reaching. From the eighteenth century until the 1950s the British Empire was the...

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Cambridge, Alexander Augustus Frederick William Alfred George, earl of Athlone [formerly Prince Alexander of Teck] (1874–1957), army officer and governor-general of South Africa

Bede Clifford.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: European History; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; British History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1753 words.

Cambridge, Alexander Augustus Frederick William Alfred George, earl of Athlone [formerly Prince Alexander of Teck] (1874–1957), army officer and governor-general of South Africa, was born...

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Campbell, John George Edward Henry Douglas Sutherland, marquess of Lorne and ninth duke of Argyll (1845–1914), governor-general of Canada

P. B. Waite.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1802 words.

Campbell, John George Edward Henry Douglas Sutherland, marquess of Lorne and ninth duke of Argyll (1845–1914), governor-general of Canada, was born on 6 August 1845 at Stafford House,...

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Defining empire: key characteristics

in The British Empire

May 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Colonialism and Imperialism; British History. 7471 words.

‘Defining Empire: Key Characteristics’ offers a mosaic of some of the Empire's main defining features beyond its physical presence. What was the British Empire? Beyond its physical presence...

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Engines of expansion

in The British Empire

May 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Colonialism and Imperialism; British History. 5554 words.

‘Engines of Expansion’ explores the impulses that led people overseas and engage in activities that drove imperial expansion. These forces included migration, trade, strategic rivalry, and...

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Introduction

in The British Empire

May 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Colonialism and Imperialism; British History. 3299 words.

At its height, the British Empire comprised over 13,000,000 square miles — nearly one quarter of the earth's land surface — and Britain was responsible for ruling over 500 million people,...

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Legacies

in The British Empire

May 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Colonialism and Imperialism; British History. 6727 words.

‘Legacies’ examines some of the legacies of the British Empire and the debate as to whether it was a ‘good’ or a ‘bad’ thing. There are many substantial legacies that continue to shape the...

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Mountbatten, Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas, first Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900–1979), naval officer and viceroy of India

Philip Ziegler.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; British History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 12118 words.

Mountbatten, Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas, first Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900–1979), naval officer and viceroy of India, was born at Frogmore House, Windsor, on 25 June 1900 as...

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Mountbatten [née Ashley], Dame Edwina Cynthia Annette, Countess Mountbatten of Burma (1901–1960), director of emergency relief services and vicereine of India

Janet Morgan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 986 words.

Mountbatten [née Ashley], Dame Edwina Cynthia Annette, Countess Mountbatten of Burma (1901–1960), director of emergency relief services and vicereine of India, was born at 32 Bruton Street,...

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The red on the map

in The British Empire

May 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Colonialism and Imperialism; British History. 3908 words.

Why did Britain control the world's greatest empire? ‘The Red on the Map’ seeks to answer this question and the related question: what was the British Empire? The British Empire comprised...

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