A colonial governor who served in the Cape Colony, South Australia and New Zeaqland for twenty five years, ending wars and bringing prosperity to the territories he governed. He later emigrated to New Zealand, served in the House of Representatives, and became Prime Minister in 1879.
- the Imperial Laureate and spokesperson for the Empire who brought home to he general public exactly what the conditions were for the soldiers and civil servants who were spread all over the empire.
- hailed by Sir Harry Johnstone as the Clive of India and the Warren Hastings of Africa. Frederick Lugard was an imperial hero who captivated the public's imagination in the 1890s and early years of the 20th century.
The British Empire provided the chance for thousands of men like Sammy marks who started life with virtually nothing but found opportunities in the Empire to better themselves through luck and hard work.
- a soldier who served in India and Africa. He was present for the relief of Lucknow, the destruction of the Summer Palace in Peking and then was in command of an army at the Battle of Magdala.
Stanley was an explorer and journalist. He was born John Rowlands in Denbigh in 1841, and went to New Orleans as a cabin boy. There he was adopted by a merchant and he took their family name, Stanley, and also American citizenship.