British Colonialism During The Victorian Era
During Queen Victoria's reign, the British Empire expanded across the globe and strengthened its title as a world superpower. The main area of colonization for Britain was Africa, which had large amounts of resources that were not being utilized. Specifically, Britain focused on Egypt, West Africa, and South Africa during the nineteenth century. Quicker trade routes, cash crops, and global power were reasons for the quick colonization of these areas. Britain became the undeniable global power and the country experienced major economic growth. However, most people avoided or neglected to think about the effects that colonialism had on the African colonies. For more information on British colonialism during the Victorian Era, follow the links at the top of the page.
This picture, which was originally published in Scottish Geographical Magazine in 1885, can be found here.