Makers of the British Empire - British Empire 1815-1914

British Empire
1815-1914
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Empire Makers


- the leader of around twelve million Muslims and  part of the British Indian delegation to the Round Table Conferences

- a teacher from Ghana who was a pioneer of racial equality.

an Australian businessman who built up a chain of meat suppliers and  pioneered the export of refrigerated meat to England.
a writer-statesman who wrote a history of the Second Boer War and later drafted the Balfour Declaration.
a colonial administrator who reached the highest levels of the service becoming Governor of the Bombay region of India.
the most famous of the ‘Great Game’ players. He explored the area between Kabul and Bokhara before becoming a victim of British diplomacy.
a British soldier in charge of the defence of Mafeking and founder of the Scout movement
the last Governor of the North West province in India at the time of partition.
a Zulu king whose forces inflicted the most humiliating defeat on the British army in the Victorian era
a colonial administrator who believed in the improving role of the British Empire
Arthur Conolly
First used the term ‘The Great Game’ during his exploration of the land north of India

-  nicknamed as ‘Chinese’ Gordon for his work in the Chinese ‘Taiping’ rebellion but better known for his expedition to Khartoum in 1884 and his subsequent death there in 1885.
- helped to expose  the horrors of the concentration camps in South Africa.
- a missionary to eastern equatorial Africa where he was assassinated on a trip to spread Christianity north of Lake Victoria.

-  a writer and explorer who helped to demystify European preconceptions about African culture.
- 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.
Sammy Marks
- typical of the thousands of migrants who started life in the colonies with virtually nothing but found opportunities in the Empire to better themselves through luck and hard work.
- a British general who served for many years in India and was responsible for annexing Sind.
- 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.
-  Prime Minister in the last years of the c19th when Britain expanded the empire in Africa, and then went to war in South Africa against the Boers.
- the first female editor of a national paper who then travlled around the British Empire bringing it to the attention of he British public.


-a career civil servant who served in the Straits Settlement and was largely responsible for the development of Kuala Lumpur
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