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Africa

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Africa

Below are all the relevant This Sceptred Isle: Empire episodes relating to Africa. This series includes details of the slave trading by John Hawkins in the 16th century and the scramble for Africa by the European powers in the 19th century. Please note that later historical episodes involving this region will be covered in series three of Empire. Therefore, corresponding episode pages will be available when this series is broadcast.

16th Century

19th Century

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