Locations

Locations

Antarctica

Antarctica

The giant and uninhabited continent that began to be explored during the Victorian period Antarctica

Arctic

Arctic

The great ocean of ice that covers the North Pole Arctic

Asia

Asia

The Earth's largest and most populous continent and the home to the civilisations of China and India Asia

Atlantic

Atlantic

The second-largest of the world's oceans with location of the rich trade routes between Europe and the emerging power of the USA Atlantic

Black sea

Black Sea

The Black Sea lies between Europe and Asia, and ultimately drains into the Mediterranean Sea through the Dardanelles Black sea

Central Africa

Central Africa

Home to a diverse range of cultures, and the source of most of the slaves that were sold into the slave trade Central Africa

China

China

The Qing dynasty was spluttering was an end the and the Industrial Revolution had not yet begun inside China leaving what had been the world’s most powerful civilisation far behind Europe China

Europe

Europe

The home continent of the Great Powers during the Victorian Era Europe

India

India

The British Empire was expanding through the sub-continent during Victorian era transforming it into the most populous empire that had ever existed India

Indian Ocean

Indian Ocean

Home of the rich Indian ocean trade routes between Africa and India Indian Ocean

Mediterranean

Mediterranean

The home of the great ancient civilisations of Europe and the most prestigious posting for an Admiral of the Royal Navy Mediterranean

Middle East

Middle East

The home of the Islamic civilisation and controlled for most of the Victorian period by the Ottoman Caliphate Middle East

North Africa

North Africa

North of the Sahara Desert and on the edges of Islamic civilisation, for centuries this had been the home to pirates hunting in the Mediterranean and North Atlantic North Africa

North America

North America

After the formation of the USA British interest was centred on Canada and attempts to discover the North West passage across the top of the continent North America

Pacific ocean

Pacific Ocean

The largest and deepest ocean in the world Pacific ocean

South America

South America

Countries that had recently become independent from the Spanish and Portuguese Empires South America

Southern Africa

Southern Africa

An area that had been a vital stopping off point for trade between Europe and Asia before the creation of the Suez Canal Southern Africa

West Africa

West Africa

Having decided to destroy the Atlantic slave trade Britain spent the Victorian Era patrolling the West Coast of Africa intercepting the slave ships between the African Kingdoms that were selling them and the areas that were buying them West Africa