The Victorians saw the British Empire as a force for good -
Find out about the men and women who created and maintained the British Empire as well as those who fought to prevent it. Click here
What was the role of violence, the ‘Mission to Civilise’ and the importance of the Abolition of Slavery. Discover in this section essays on all the key features and turning points of empire. Click here
In this section you will find lists of territories of the British Empire as well as glossaries of people connected to the British Empire. There are also reading lists which include general reading and fiction. Click here
Welcome to this website about the British Empire 1815-
For details of current and forthcoming exhibitions about the British Empire, as well as places to visit, click here
What was the Indian Rebellion?
A Complete Section on the Boer War
What was the importance of Sport?
Details of Current Exhibitions