Jeremy Paxman: Empire - Ep.2 - Making Ourselves at Home Worksheet to support the BBC Documentary.
Jeremy Paxman traces the story of the greatest empire the world has ever known: the British Empire. He continues his personal account of Britain’s empire by looking at how traders, conquerors and settlers spread the British way of doing things around the world - in particular how they created a very British idea of home.
He begins in India, where early traders wore Indian costume and took Indian wives. Their descendants still cherish their mixed heritage. Victorian values put a stop to that as inter racial mixing became taboo.
This worksheet only support the first part of the documentary, covering the British role in India.
Written to support the teaching of the A level: Britain: Losing and Gaining and Empire - 1763-1914