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A Month of: Brief Histories of British Empire Territories – Trinidad and Tobago

The month of April is very almost over, and I’m here to blog my last ‘month of brief histories’ post today – this time a very brief history of Trinidad and Tobago. I’m keeping with the theme of a ‘month of’, so keep your eyes peeled for my first post of my next ‘a month […]

A Month of: Brief Histories of British Empire Territories – Newfoundland

Newfoundland Newfoundland has strong claims to be the longest serving British Empire colony. Evidence exists that fishermen knew of the existence of Newfoundland and her rich fishing ground before Columbus formally discovered it in 1492. Newfoundland was claimed by John Cabot for England and for the Crown in 1497. It was reclaimed by Sir Humphrey […]

A Month of: Brief Histories of British Empire Territories – Tristan da Cunha

Tristan da Cunha Tristan da Cunha along with Saint Helena and Ascension, are part of the British Overseas Territory. The island was annexed in 1816 in a bid to prevent the French from using the island as a means from which to rescue Napoleon Bonaparte during his exile on Saint Helena. One of its neighbours, […]