Mon, 19 October 2015
Britain did not overnight become an Empire. It wasn't built in a day, and the lessons it applied to its towering apparatus were not learned in one either. Listen here to discover the origins of the Empire that covered so much of the world by 1897. The importance of Ireland, the uniting of crowns, the establishment of dominions and the loss of America - all were critical lessons learned by London in an age of expansion and consolidation, when its Star was only on the rise, but still showed signs of one day shining brightly in the sky.