The Year 1901
Events gallery heading 1901: Living at the Time of the Census Events of 1901



HMS Viper, the Royal Navy's only turbine-powered ship, is wrecked off Alderney in the Channel Islands during naval manoeuvres. Wreck of HMS Viper -  link to enlarged version

The Discovery sets sail on its first voyage of exploration to Antarctica. More on Commander (Captain) Scott.


Kitchener issues proclamation that Boer leaders captured bearing arms after September 15 will be permanently banished from South Africa.


Debate in Parliament on how the empire should be described in the new Royal Titles Act leads to a discussion of Britishness and equality of rights of 'any fellow subject…among the whole dominions of his Majesty'. Eventually Edward VII's royal title is expanded to include 'and of British Dominions beyond the Seas'. More on the British empire.

Empire board game - link to enlarged version

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