The British Empire: An Encyclopedia of the Crown's Holdings, 1493 Through 1995

Front Cover
McFarland & Company, 1996 - History - 370 pages
0 Reviews
At its height, the British Empire encompassed three-quarters of the world. Hundreds of countries came under the domination of the British Empire at various stages in history. Through the Commonwealth of Nations, the Empire is very much alive even today.
From Aden to Zululand, all the crown's holdings from the beginning of the meaningfulness of the word holdings, around 1493, through 1995, are included. Each possession is an entry: the date it became a part of the British Empire; the date it gained its independence (when appropriate); a description of its geographic location, and its capital; a history of British rule of the colony is followed by a listing of the British administrators, such as residents, governors, commissioners and ministers. There are extensive see references; a thorough index to alternate geographical or political names completes the work.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

The British Empire: an encyclopedia of the Crown's holdings, 1493 through 1995

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

Phillips has an impressive record of experience collecting and managing U.S. congressional papers, including those of former Louisiana Senator Russell B. Long. She also contributed to The ... Read full review



15 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information