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From Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale Law School at Yale University.< Collection of documents organized chronologically to tell the story of the Middle East from the closing period of the First World War to the end of the twentieth century
Oxford Reference's Timeline: British Empire
Oxford begins the empire timeline with the claiming of Newfoundland in 1583, as the first overseas colony of England. The Falklands Islands, still a colonial holding is the last entry but the empire's ultimate and demise came with the de-colonization of Africa during the independence movement.