Dates - Britain losing and gaining an empire 1763-1914.

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4th July : Declaration of independence from Britain by the 13th American Colonies following the outbreak of the hostilities in April 1775.
1776
1 of 17
Pitt's India Act formalises government control over the East India Company's rule over India.
1784
2 of 17
26th January- First fleet sails into Botany Bay
1788
3 of 17
21st October: British fleet defeats the combined French and Spanish navies at the Battle of Trafalgar
1805
4 of 17
25th March : Abolition of the Slave trade act passes in the British parliament, making it illegal to engage in the African slave trade throughout British colonies
1807
5 of 17
18th June: Defeat of the French at Waterloo ushers in nearly four decades of peace in Europe.
1815
6 of 17
7th June : Representation of the People's Act becomes law in Britain, reforming parliament and widening franchise.
1832
7 of 17
28th August: Slavery is abolished throughout the British colonies except East Indian Company possessions and Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
1833
8 of 17
Durham Report defines and recommends responsible self-government which is eventually adopted in all the settle colonies.
1839
9 of 17
Abolition of the Navigation Acts formally ends the mercantillist system in favor of free trade
1849
10 of 17
Rebellion broke out in India ending the East India Company's rule
1857
11 of 17
November: Suez Canal opens
1869
12 of 17
August: Britain occupies Egypt, establishing a 'veiled protectorate' lasting until 1914.
1882
13 of 17
1884-1885: Berlin Conference regulates European trade and colonisation in Africa
1884
14 of 17
Naval Defence Act formally institutes the 'two power standard' for Britain's Navy.
1889
15 of 17
2nd September: Battle of Omdurman-British forces demonstrate the lethal power of technological superiority in the Sudan.
1898
16 of 17
28th July : First World War begins.
1914
17 of 17

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Pitt's India Act formalises government control over the East India Company's rule over India.

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25th March : Abolition of the Slave trade act passes in the British parliament, making it illegal to engage in the African slave trade throughout British colonies

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