What countries were in the British Empire? The British Empire stretched into each part of the world. Territories were held across the continents. There remain 14 British Territories Overseas.
Former colonies of the British Empire. The year of Independence is shown.
Currently the union consists of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. There are devolved Parliaments for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales that have powers relating to only those parts of the union.
Antigua and Barbuda
Canada-1867–1982-(From 1949 this included Newfoundland and Labrador).
Iraq-1932 (British Mandate)
Ireland – 1948
Saint Kitts and nevis-1983
St Vincent and the Grenadina lines-1979
Trinidad and Tobago-1962
United Arab Emirates-1971
United States-1776. Prior to the American Revolution the 13 colonies were governed separately, these were New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.
Current British Territories Overseas
British Antarctic Territory
British Indian Ocean Territory
British Virgin Islands
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Island
Turks and Caicos Islands.
The British Empire – Making of the United Kingdom – Economic Consequences of the British Empire – How did the Empire affect Great Britain? – Society changes: Political Thought and the British Empire – Questions about the British Empire – British Empire Teaching Resources