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English empire

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Ulrik Wigenstad

on 27 February 2013

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how did they get so big? Great britain How did the power evolve within the
British Empire and what impact did the empire have on the rest of the world? In the 20th century the British Empire had now gained one quarter of the world’s landmass. The Empire represented 500 million citizens, roughly one quarter of the world’s population. Obviously this had an impact on the world, making for instance English the universal language in the world. Britain robin 3 The royal navy King James VI In 1603 he became the first sole monarch over Scotland, England and Ireland. Elizabeth I dies Early in the 17th century Late in the 17th century Three failed attempts to unite the countries. India James II of England Pro-Catholic. Pro-French. William III Invades England in 1688. Glorious Revolution Union of English Parliamentarians with the Dutch stadtholder William III 1000 - traveling by sea 1300 - fighting on sea 1700 - getting bigger James II tried to regain controll in 1689. 1500 - Henry VIII expands the navy 1600 - More complex organization Queen Anne 1509 Ascended the throne in 1702 Acts of Union 1707
The terms for the treaty of unions
were put in effect July 1706. 1547 Offically the United Kingdoms on 1. of May 1707 The Scottish Parliament and
the English Parliament united to form
the Parliament of Great Britain India - The jewel in the british crown Mary Rose
weight: 600 tons
Launched: 1511 Article 1 states ‘That the Two Kingdoms of Scotland and England, shall upon the 1st May next ensuing the date hereof, and forever after, be United into One Kingdom by the Name of GREAT BRITAIN’» Treaty of Union HMS Victory
Length: 69 m
Launched: May 7, 1765
Weight: 3,556 tons British India 1613–1947 East India Company - Cotton, silk, indigo dye, salt, saltpetre, tea and opium. - Came to rule most of India with its private armies - Trade monopoly Canada Furs - Hudson's Bay Company - Functioned as the government in parts of North America before European states and later the United States laid claim to those territories. - Monopoly in trade with fur, especially in export to India. African colonies - Trade in gold, silver and slaves. - Royal African Company - Monopoly over English trade with West Africa - Transported 100,000 slaves between 1672 and 1689. The Commonwealth of Nations The English language is a universal language British Government resulting straitened circumstances of the war London-based Secretariat Since 1965 served by 1841 1860 1898 Spanish piece of eight
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