Although Egypt was never part of the British Empire, it was under de facto British control from 1882 until 1922. Throughout this period (until 1918) it was part of the Ottoman Empire. From 1882 until 1956 there were British troops based there.



Egypt’s Ruling Monarch as Seen in the 1840s

Egypt and Empire

Newspapers and Periodicals on Britain’s Actions in Egypt and the Sudan

Newspapers and Periodicals on Suppressing the African Slave Trade

The Economy at Mid and Late Nineteenth-Century

Suez, the Suez Canal, and the Route from England to India


Cities and Places


[Unless otherwise noted maps come from Macmillan’s Guide to Palestine & Egypt (1901)] .

Egypt and the Victorians


Last modified 14 September 2020