Category Archives: British India

4 Reasons why Britain conquered the World

Four vital factors in the Rise of Empire Britain developed through a combination of dynastic shifts, strategic trade outposts and aggressive nationalistic policies, expressed through its navy, into a position of world-wide authority (if not supremacy) between the years 1660 … Continue reading

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How did Britain develop as a world-power between 1660 and 1760?

The thesis of this sketch survey is that Britain developed through a combination of dynastic shifts, strategic trade outposts and aggressive nationalistic policies, expressed through its navy, into a position of world-wide authority (if not supremacy) between the years 1660 … Continue reading

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Christian Mission and Victorian Imperialism

This paper explores the role that Christian mission had in the development of Victorian Imperialism.

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Nineteenth Century Christian Mission: The ideological arm of Western Imperialism?

A bishop visits his flock: Sierra Leone c1880 During the first half of the nineteenth century, academic societies and private associations often sponsored exploring expeditions, usually by selling financial shares in the enterprise. Geographical societies naturally wished to advance knowledge … Continue reading

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What did the Congress of Vienna mean to Britain?

As a result of the Congree of Vienna, Great Britain retained: Malta, Heligoland ( a small archipelago in the North Sea, two hours’ sailing time from Cuxhaven at the mouth of the River Elbe),the protectorate of the Ionian Isles (the … Continue reading

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Notes on Rise of Empire (1660-1760) assignment

Your assignment takes the shape of a 2500 word essay on the development of “Empire” in the history of Britain between the years 1660-1760. The overall strategy for this year’s fast-track course is Power politics, with the attempt being made … Continue reading

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The Interactive Emergence of European Domination

The opening of direct European voyages to Asia does not represent a world- historical transformation as fundamental as the establishment of the transatlantic routes but rather a reshaping of connections that had been developing for many centuries.

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British India Overview (Dr Marjorie Bloy)

Early History In 1601 the English East India Company was founded. A group of City merchants decided to risk their capital only after there had been favourable reports about trade prospects in the East. They sought a monopoly of the … Continue reading

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