Gh – British Empire – Imperio Británico – 1497-1997

B – Sir Charles James Napier

Por |marzo 8th, 2016|

Sir Charles James Napier, GCB (10 August 1782 – 29 August 1853), was a general of the British Empire and the British Army’s Commander-in-Chief in India, notable for conquering Sindh in what is now Pakistan.

A story for which Napier is often noted involved Hindu priests complaining to him about the prohibition of Sati […]

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Rc – Churchill – We shall never surrender

Por |enero 16th, 2016|

Even though large tracts of Europe and many old and famous States have fallen or may fall into the grip of the Gestapo and all the odious apparatus of Nazi rule, we shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on […]

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Many of my favourite British writers had some sort of imperial connection

Por |noviembre 6th, 2015|

Many of my favourite

British writers

had some sort of

imperial connection, […]

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B – Queen Victoria

Por |octubre 15th, 2015|

London

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Victoria was born at Kensington Palace, London, on 24 May 1819.

She was the only daughter of Edward, Duke of Kent, fourth son of George III.

Her father died shortly after her birth and she became heir to the throne

because the three uncles who were ahead of her in the succession

– George IV, Frederick Duke of York, and William IV –

had no legitimate children who survived.

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Portsmouth

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Rc – Clarke – Childhood – 139 – Thanthalteresco – Empires

Por |octubre 13th, 2015|

«In some ways,» admitted the Overlord gravely. «In others, perhaps a better analogy can be found in the history of your colonial powers. The Roman and British Empires, for that reason, have always been of considerable interest to us. The main difference between us and the British in India was that they had […]

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