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10 Shocking Facts About The British Empire

10 Shocking Facts About The British Empire

The British Empire began with the creation of overseas colonies in the 16th century and stretched right up to the latter half of the 20th century. At its peak in the early 1920s, it controlled 23% of the world’s surface and 458 million people. Its power and influence was hugely impressive, but what was the human cost of such a sprawling empire?

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