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Title: Queen Victoria's Empire: The Moral Crusade/The Scramble for Africa
Copy #: 1
Status: available
Duration: 2 hours, 0 minutes
Media: 1 DVD
Keywords: Queen Victoria Monarchy


Part two: by 1861, Britain is the wealthiest and most powerful nation on earth. However, the death of Prince Albert weakens Victoria and many of his political ideals fade from importance. David Livingstone's explorations of the African interior fascinate the British public. Disraeli and Gladstone battle for control of the British government and debate the course of the empire. The purchase of the Suez Canal solidifies British presence in the Middle East, igniting a stampede for the colonization of Africa.