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Gallery 2: Living In The British Empire
The key question in this gallery is: How should we remember the British Empire?

In order to tackle this question you need to study a wide range of sources.
Case study 1 provides sources that show how the British saw their empire in the early 20th century.
Case studies 2-6 provide sources about the empire from the late 1700s to the early 20th century.

This can only give you a brief glimpse of the history of the British empire. Even so, as you study the sources you will come across big differences in viewpoints. As a historian, this presents you with a problem - which of these views of the empire do you accept or reject?
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Research and create a web exhibition that you think provides a balanced and fair view of life in the British empire, using sources from this gallery.
Explore these case studies on the development of the British empire.
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