Britain's trade with other countries often led to it taking control of foreign territories so that trade and economic activity could prosper.
Who were the major imperial powers in the Atlantic world in the 16th century?
England and France
Spain and Portugal
Italy and Holland
Which group was given a Royal Charter by King James I to explore and settle the Americas in 1606?
The Barbados Company
The Pilgrim Fathers
The Virginia Company
What was the main commodity grown on Barbados by 1700?
Who was the first of the Elizabethan sea-farers who traded in African slaves?
Who was the main trading nation in the East Indies in 1600?
What started the trade between New Zealand and Britain in lambs' meat in 1881?
The first settlement of Scottish people in New Zealand
Lifting of trade restrictions in Britain
What was the reason for increased British interest and power in Egypt after 1875?
The purchase of the Suez Canal shares from the Egyptian Khedive
The mistreatment of British traders in Cairo
The marriage of the Khedive of Egypt to a daughter of Queen Victoria
What was the signficance of King JaJa of Opobo for Britain in the 1880s?
He converted to Christianity and brought his people to the Church of England
He controlled the local trade in palm oil and would not give up his power to British traders
He was fighting a war against a neighbouring state that was supported by the British
Who were the Randlords?
British entrepreneurs in the South African mining industries
British landlords in the South African fruit growing regions
British financiers who dealt in currencies on the London exchange markets
Which of these empires involved English merchants trading in France?
The Ottoman Empire
The Mughal Empire
The Angevin Empire