A Color Coded Animated Map Marking Each Notable Event Within the Rise and Fall of the British Empire

Ollie Bye has created a fascinating, color coded animated map that marks the timeline of every notable event that occurred during each stage of the rise and fall of the British Empire. The animation starts with the Heptarchy in the year 549 to Empire beginning in the 16th century and finally the Constitutional Monarchy as it exists today.

The History of England, and later Britain, from the rise of the Heptarchy to the transition from Empire to Commonwealth.

via Open Culture

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