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British Empire in the Atlantic World
Robby Morris and Robert Pantanella


During the Age of Exploration the British Empire had grown throughout the world, settling in parts of Canada, Africa, Australia, India, South America, and what was soon to be The United States of America. They spread their religion, style, and way of life throughout the world.

The British Empires government was a monarchy; this means it was run by a king and queen (King Henry VII, and Queen Elizabeth). In a monarchy members are not usually elected but are allowed into ruling an empire because of their parents or grandparents, and were usually a king until death when another king/queen would take their place.
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The everyday life of a British man was very simple, he would probably go to church because more than half of Europe was Christian. They would eat bread, meats, and wild game, salted meat and sausages, fresh and salted fish, eggs, butter, oatmeal, barley porridge, honey, molasses, salt, herbs, and some spices. The drinks varied depending on economic status, the lower classes would drink ale and cider, and wines for higher classes, but they very rarely drank water because they hadn’t yet linked insanitary water with disease, so the thought of drinking water never came up. The common clothes would look fluffy, and were made out of wool or cotton. -R.P.
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European exploration was lead on spreading Christianity, and to bring fame to individuals. Transportation was used across the Atlantic Ocean to transport slave and convicts. British king and queen did have very much contact with the new world, because lots of people didn’t like them. One of the reasons people moved over was because of no freedom. People came over so they could have freedom, not to pay taxes, and all that good stuff. But there was so much disagreement that it started a little fight because some people wanted the citizens to be under rule and pay taxes. All of the English colonies were established along the west coast. The first successful settlement was Jamestown Virginia. Then Plymouth and then Massachusetts Bay colony came. There was also an unsuccessful Scottish attempt at a colony. The English also wanted to conquer colonies. They took and Dutch colony and then renamed it New York. Once the British settled they decided to start trading with the Indians. The British and French then competed in trading. The British had a huge impact on colonizing America.

British art was used to express felling and religion, but at first it was not that popular but it grew. Art was also used to represent power and imperial rule that would be the kings and queens. British art slowly became more influenced by other countries, mainly African countries.
Description: Queen Victoria Presenting a Bible in the Audience Chamber at Windsor
Description: Queen Victoria Presenting a Bible in the Audience Chamber at Windsor
Then Africa became influenced by the British, so it was like one big circle. Art was also represented with fashion, which was very big In England. Fashion and clothes were very expensive and would take a long time to make and then sell. In order to have good fashionable art you had to have smart people who knew what they were doing. That is where technology came in they used it one the clothes they would make. It would be a long process, first they would have to get the material like wool from a sheep, then they would sew it into a cloth, and it would be a whole long process until the clothing was done. They were known for staying into fashion at all times, and that means if it is blazing hot they would still wear a collar, big heavy pants, and coats. They wouldn’t care how hot and sweaty they were.

British religion was Christianity. One of their goals was to spread it as much as possible. So when they came over to the new world they spread it among the Indians and tribes. Some people like they pilgrims left their home town so they could worship what they wanted, because the king and queen would not allow it, which was the case in some areas. Church was also important to the people and every Sunday they would go. -R.M.
The British Empire was an empire that at one time had conquered 22.63% of the world, being the biggest empire ever. Having colonies in India, North America, the northern tip of South America, Africa, Australia, and Europe. They spread there arts, religion, and ideas around the world and were responsible for the founding of America. It was said that the sun never set in the British Empire because the empire was so big that when sun set in colony it would be rising in another colonies. -R.P



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