Write a short but thorough response to each.
1. Describe the history of invasion in Ancient Britain. How did this result in the English language acquiring many words of French origin?
2. How did the British Empire grow in size and strength throughout the 1800s? Looking at the map on page 304, why do you think it was said that “The sun never sets on the British Empire?” When did the British Empire decline?
3. Why is Eastern Europe known as a cultural crossroads? What are some examples throughout history of world powers trying to control land in Eastern Europe?