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British Empire Collection

"The British Empire: A Global Legacy of Power and Influence" Step into the past with a captivating journey through the vast expanse of the British Empire

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British Empire Collection: EMPIREs HIGHWAY TO INDIA. The Empires Highway to India
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British Empire Collection: Two Sikh Princes of the Punjab, 20th July 1918 (b / w photo)
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British Empire Collection: English grandee of the East India Company riding in an Indian procession, 1825-1830
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British Empire Collection: Land of Hope and Glory (colour litho)
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British Empire Collection: G Battery, 3rd Brigade with nine-pounder muzzle-loaders
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British Empire Collection: Victoria province, Australia, 1800s
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British Empire Collection: MAP: BRITISH EMPIRE, 1886. Map, 1886, of the British Empire by Walter Crane
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British Empire Collection: Trinidad & Tobago Map, c1940s. Creator: Unknown
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British Empire Collection: British Empire world map, 19th century
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British Empire Collection: The Devilfish in Egyptian Waters. An American cartoon from 1882 depicting John Bull (England)
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British Empire Collection: Map of Cape Colony, South Africa
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British Empire Collection: Saving the Queens Colour at the Battle of Isandlwana (colour litho)
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British Empire Collection: Colonel Mordaunt watching a cock fight at Lucknow, India, 1790. Artist: Johan Zoffany
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British Empire Collection: Antique map of India
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British Empire Collection: ZULU WAR, 1879. The defense of Rorkes Drift, South Africa, by British soldiers during the Zulu War
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British Empire Collection: Australian Gold Rush prospectors, 1850s
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British Empire Collection: Queensland, Australia, 1800s
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British Empire Collection: General Map of British South Africa, 1900. Creator: Unknown
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British Empire Collection: Capitals of the British Empire, 1937. Artist: Charles E Turner
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British Empire Collection: Hong Kong street scene, 1890s C016 / 4499
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British Empire Collection: MALAYA: PLANTATION, 1931. The Market of the Garden Tropics - Malayan Pineapples
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British Empire Collection: Rock of Gibraltar in the British Empire
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British Empire Collection: AFRICA: MAP. Birds eye view of the Sudan and surrounding countries
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British Empire Collection: BORNEO SAGO. British Empire Marketing Board poster, 1931
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British Empire Collection: Imperial Federation (colour litho)
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British Empire Collection: Title-page of the second edition of Thomas Paines pamphlet Common Sense, owned by John Adams
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British Empire Collection: Hobart Town, Van Diemens Land (early 19th century engraving)
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British Empire Collection: White men bringing cleanliness to native cultures, 1890s
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British Empire Collection: Australian Wheat, from the series Australia's Wealth of Wheat and Wool (colour litho)
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British Empire Collection: Some notable statesmen of the reign of King George V (colour litho)
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British Empire Collection: Plan of the Battle of Aliwal, c1891. Creator: James Grant
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British Empire Collection: Return of the Fore and Aft, Gloucestershire Regiment advancing to the attack
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British Empire Collection: Keep then the Sea, Which is the Wall of England
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British Empire Collection: Household Cavalry-Captain, 2nd Life Guards, 1900. Creator: Gregory & Co
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British Empire Collection: Lieutenants Melvill and Coghill (24th Regiment) Dying to Save the Queens Colours, 1900
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British Empire Collection: Map of Bengal, the North West and Central Provinces, and Assam, 1902. Creator: Unknown
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British Empire Collection: The Rhodes Colossus, 1892 Artist: Edward Linley Sambourne
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British Empire Collection: SECOND AFGHAN WAR, 1878. Save Me From My Friends! Amir Sher Ali of Afghanistan
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British Empire Collection: BOER WAR, 1900. Mrs. Davies, a British settler, firing on Boer positions during
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British Empire Collection: Chinese man and a Malaysian woman
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British Empire Collection: Cecil Rhodes in South Africa, 1900
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British Empire Collection: The Prince of Wales with the Maharajah of Gwalior during his Indian tour, 1921
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British Empire Collection: Map of the British Empire in 1837
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British Empire Collection: Map of the British Empire in 1897
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British Empire Collection: The horse America throwing his master. An English satirical cartoon of 1779 predicting the outcome
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British Empire Collection: First Blow for Liberty (Lexington / Concord). Colored engraving by A. H. Ritchie, 19th century
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British Empire Collection: Title-page of Thomas Paines pamphlet Common Sense, which urged Americans to declare their


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"The British Empire: A Global Legacy of Power and Influence" Step into the past with a captivating journey through the vast expanse of the British Empire. This 19th-century world map by Walter Crane unveils the sheer magnitude of this once-mighty empire, stretching across continents and oceans. Venturing down under to Victoria province in Australia during the 1800s, witness the imprint left by British colonization on distant shores. The resilience and determination of settlers shaped a thriving society amidst untamed landscapes. The Devilfish in Egyptian Waters, an American cartoon from 1882, portrays England as an octopus of imperialism extending its reach across every continent. Symbolizing both awe and criticism, it reflects Britain's ambition to expand its dominion worldwide. Traveling southwards to Cape Colony in South Africa, explore a map that illuminates how British influence transformed this region into a vibrant part of their empire. Discover unknown creators who meticulously charted General Map of British South Africa in 1900. Imperial Federation comes alive through vivid color lithographs showcasing unity within diverse territories under one imperial umbrella. This vision aimed at strengthening bonds between colonies and motherland while preserving individual identities. Delve into an antique map depicting India—a jewel in Britain's crown—where centuries-old traditions intertwined with colonial rule. Witness Hong Kong street scenes from the late 1890s; bustling markets bear testament to cultural fusion brought about by imperial trade routes. Unearth stories from Australian Gold Rush prospectors who flocked to uncharted lands seeking fortune amid rugged terrains during the mid-1850s. Their indomitable spirit echoes throughout history as they shaped Australia's destiny against all odds. Glimpse tragedy amidst triumph as we witness The Death of General Gordon in Khartoum on January 26th, 1885—an event etched forever in our collective memory. It serves as a reminder that empires are not immune to loss and sacrifice.