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The British empire expanded rapidly during the Regency. Stretching from Canada to Africa and from India to Australia, it was more a collection of territories, shaped by military successes, than a coherent whole. This was reflected in the ad hoc imperial policy of the 1790s which was mainly inspired by an all-pervading fear of colonial revolt after the American Revolution (1775-83). Over time, the British government sought to maximise the trading potential of the colonies. The modernisations and improvements put in place to effect this end were of some local benefit. As the anti-slavery movement championed a deeper commitment to the future of colonial Britain, a new concept of empire began to emerge which loosened the ties of central control.

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Edmund Burke, studio of Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG 655

Edmund Burke

studio of Sir Joshua Reynolds
oil on canvas, circa 1769 or after
NPG 655

Gilbert Elliot, 1st Earl of Minto, by James Atkinson - NPG 836

Gilbert Elliot, 1st Earl of Minto

by James Atkinson
oil on millboard, circa 1822-1830, based on a work of 1813
NPG 836

Charles Lennox, 4th Duke of Richmond and Lennox, attributed to Simon Jacques Rochard - NPG 4943

Charles Lennox, 4th Duke of Richmond and Lennox

attributed to Simon Jacques Rochard
watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, circa 1815
NPG 4943

Edward Gibbon Wakefield, by Unknown artist - NPG 1561

Edward Gibbon Wakefield

by Unknown artist
watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, circa 1820
NPG 1561