Horrible Histories – The British Empire

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The Expanding British Empire

A description of the East India Company and its origins in the growth of the British Empire. The clip also shows a map which links the two countries and gives details about trade. The clip then gives an account from the point of view of Sake Deen Mohamed, the Indian owner of the Oriental baths in Brighton. A grand farmhouse built for George IV in Brighton in Indian style is also shown, as this was the height of fashion in Britain at the time due to the interest in British expansion.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/3645.html