Map of British Empire and History
Explore this Map of the British Empire and its History across 1000 years interactively. Mapping and connecting history by place, date, event and the people involved is what Intriguing History is about. Here you can access a series of online Maps, helping provide an interactive birdseye view of British History. Enjoy our frequently expanding collections and find out what happened where right now.
An Interactive Map of the British Empire, Pan and Zoom in/Out to suit your interests
If more than 80% of all human knowledge is place related, it seemed to us being able to view maps and correlate what happened where, as well as what and when and with who. A Menu of Maps and views based on our key areas of Britain, Europe and the areas at some point explored or connected with Britain by conquest or treaty or overseas exploration and its colonies, dominions and protectorates overseas, including the British Commonwealth that exists today.
All of the posts on this site have been referenced with a specific geo-location. Some prove a little tricky to give a precise location to so it has been up to us to decide where to place the pin (a good puzzle is to try and work out why we’ve placed the pin where we have).
The map gives you a good bird’s eye view of history, all you have to do is to point and click, simplicity itself. See how the history you are interested in connects with a location. Select a pin and start to explore: Zoom in and out of the map and click to select the location you would like to explore. Find out more about your intriguing history and its connections to the history of Britain.
‘History is not everything but it is a starting point. History is a clock that people use to tell their political and cultural time of day. It is a compass they use to find themselves on the map of human geography. It tells them where they are but more importantly, what they must be.’
John Henrik Clarke