The Rise and Fall of the British Empire Part 2 (of a 3 Part Series) 1815 – 1920

Exploration of the Pacific Since 1718, transportation to the American colonies had been a penalty for various offences in Britain, with approximately one thousand convicts transported per year across the Atlantic.  Forced to find an alternative location after the loss of the Thirteen Colonies in 1783, the British government turned to the newly discovered lands […]