The Danger of Arrogance (3/5)

August 16, 2010

King George III ruled the British Empire from 1760 to 1820. During his reign, he concluded the Seven Years’ War (1756 – 1763), fought the American War of Independence (1775-1783), the War of 1812 (1812 – 1815) and Napoleon from 1805 to 1815. 

After Napoleon’s defeat, the British Empire expanded between 1815 to 1914 until it added about 10 million square miles of territory and 400 million people to the British Empire.

It was once said that the sun never set on the British Empire. 

I got 214,000 Google Internet hits on “British Empire arrogance”. 

Info Britain says, “Further illustrations of imperial arrogance are provided by the Boer War, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, towards the end of the time of Empire. At this time Cecil Rhodes actually thought that Britain could rule the world, and such arrogance led to one of the darkest episodes in Britain’s imperial adventure.”

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Lloyd Lofthouse is the award-winning author of the concubine saga, My Splendid Concubine & Our Hart. When you love a Chinese woman, you marry her family and culture too. 

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