Sunday, May 24, 2015

Peek of the week 20 - The British Empire

Most people know that the British Empire covered many areas around the globe for a period of time. This week's "peek of the week" takes a look at the British Empire and tries to make a long story short. When was the empire at its height and what areas did in fact belong to Britain? 

Did you know that the British Empire was the largest empire in history? Did you know that it covered close to 25-30% of the world's land surface at one point in time? The British Empire was at its height in the late 19th century and early 20th. Some say that Britain was at its height in the year around 1920.  Three videos will enlighten you, a couple of them in quite a humoristic way, because in hindsight we can afford to do just that...


source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Territorial_evolution_of_the_British_Empire#/media/File:British_Empire_evolution3.gif






Colin Quinn makes a long story short! In quite a humoristic way. 


Here Bob Hale gives it a go...

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