Queen Victoria’s Empire
Tue, 06/26/2012 - 8:00pm

"The Moral Crusade”: By 1861, Britain is the wealthiest and most powerful nation on earth. David Livingstone’s explorations of the African interior captivate the British public. The purchase of the Suez Canal ignites a stampede for the colonization of Africa.
“The Scramble for Africa”: The Suez Canal is threatened by a holy war in the Sudan, Cecil Rhodes prospects diamond deposits in southern Africa, and the Boer War leads to devastating losses and a reassessment of British purpose.