The British Empire

Turning Points

In this section you will find essays on a number of events that had a significant impact on the history of the British Empire. The list is not final and I am adding new essays all the time.

Yorktown 1781

The 1788 Fleet to Australia

The Impact of the Indian Rebellion of 1857

The Ashanti War

The Jameson Raid

The Opening of the Suez Canal

The Discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand

The Repeal of the Corn Laws in 1846

The Jamaican Rebellion of 1865

The Abolition of the Slave Trade

The Canadian Uprisings 1837

The Signing of the Treaty of Waitangi

Opening of the Suez Canal

The Amritsar Massacre