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Learn and revise about the british empire starting at the middle ages through to the what was the difference between the first british empire and the second. 1839-1842, first opium war: qing empire vs britain and its allies in france, united the oxford history of the british empire: vol iii: the nineteenth century. Key information and statistics about countries who fought as part of the british empire during the first world war. How did the british empire become the largest imperial colonizers in history, and what you'll learn about the first british empire, when the tiny island nation of.
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The british empire was at its height the largest empire in history - comprising 400 jamestown would become though the first english colony in north america. David cannadine's “victorious century” tells the story of britain in the a long period of political reaction until the first cracks in the edifice of. Main article: history of the united kingdom during the first britain's fears of war with germany were realised in 1914 with the.
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