British Empire with the letter C

Each answer begins with the letter 'C'
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Last updated: February 25, 2016
First submittedDecember 5, 2015
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British spelling of Kolkata
Calcutta
City in China where the British first started trading with the Chinese
Canton
Famous British Orientalist but not William Jones
Colebrooke
British explorer and amateur scientist who laid claim to Australia
Cooke
Changing from this source of energy to oil helped cause the decline of the British Empire
coal
Important agricultural commodity which Britain imported from the United States and India
cotton
Name of colony at southernmost tip of Africa which became the union of South Africa when joined with Zululand and the Boer Republics
Cape Colony
Lord Protector of the Commonwealth who won Jamaica for Britain in the Anglo-Spanish War
Cromwell
Remains a British overseas territory in the Caribbean and a notorious tax haven
Cayman Islands
Leader of escaped slave communities in Jamaica who won the First Maroon War against the British
Cudjoe
First name of famous British imperialist who obtained control of key diamond mines in southern Africa and started the colony of Rhodesia
Cecil Rhodes
Old name for Sri Lanka
Ceylon
The last Governor General of India under East India Company Rule
Lord Canning
At different times he was Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Governor General of India, and surrendered to the American colonists at Yorktown
Cornwallis
British Prime Minister who fought Hitler and opposed Gandhi
Churchill
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