Colonization in the British empire, 1837 - 1852
Collins, C. P. (Cecil Patrick)
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The retirement of Earl Grey from the Colonial Office in 1852 marked the end of a great epoch in British Imperialism. In the fifteen years from 1837 great changes had taken place in the United Kingdom, in the colonies, and in their relations, changes that were effected in part at least by the government sponsored program of colonization that had operated throughout the period. In turn these same changes were to make the continuance of such a program of colonization no longer necessary or even desireable.