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  • Check out Squarespace for a free trial at and use the code 'ARMCHAIR' for 10% off your first purchase. Ironside Computers - Click here to cutomize your own PC: **USE DISCOUNT CODE "History" FOR 5% OFF!** Check out History With Hilbert too!: Corrections should be placed underneath this comment. Lots of mispronunciations and misspellings in this one, sorry about that! "ceized" instead of "seized," and "Well-es-lee" instead of "Wells-lee." Thanks! Griff

    The Armchair HistorianThe Armchair Historian2 yıl önce
    • Question why Britain invade Sri Lanka

      Vish akanVish akan27 gün önce
    • @Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin history is history and I don't blame present generation for the wrongs did in the past but it will be nice if Brits feels sorry for what they did in the past and stop presenting criminals as heros like Winston Churchill

    • Some thing for, the viewers from nepal ,please.

      ugly faceugly face4 aylar önce
    • Vikas Yadav coming from a Slav that’s people given nothing to world

      Anglo BrowzaAnglo Browza5 aylar önce
    • Norrin Radd he’s anti British mate can you not tell? I’m hell bent on finding me

      Anglo BrowzaAnglo Browza5 aylar önce
  • BRITISH nurtured the sense of Nationalist unity among Indian. Before British India Unification there were Mughals, Marathas, punjabis, Rajput etc. Without Unification there would had a Muslim rule in NORTHERN INDIAN PLAINS extending from Afghan borders to Bangladesh In a unit nation or into several nation We should thank British for invading us and nurturing UNITED NATIONALITY and BROTHERHOOD...

    ABO TANIABO TANISaatler önce
  • all the historic videos ive watched seems like british were the pre germans in the ww.... how come they dont rule the world by now?? what shut them down?

    DVolt ZDVolt Z4 saatler önce
  • Roses are red, you are dead, I got your head

    MynameiskfcuMynameiskfcu2 gün önce
  • actually it was NOT the British "empire" that took over india. NO, it was the PRIVATE CORPORATION British East India Company that "took over india". HISTORICAL NOTE: colonizing and controlling india made the British East India Company and its shareholders very VERY wealthy. After the Sepoy Rebellion, the British government took control of india away from The East India Company and implemented direct British government control over india. While the British government controlled india after 1857, it literallly cost "nothing" for the British to maintain control in india as the resources being extracted from india by private companies more than made up for the cost to maintain control in india. That changed in the 20th Century. Starting around the 1920s or so governing india began to be economically costly to the British. It was costing the British government much more to maintain colonial control in india than any economic benefits gained from that colonial control. By the time of World War Two, Britain was hemorrhaging pounds to keep colonial india. At the end of WW2 the British government owed the United States untold billions of dollars in war loans. That is why, over the extremely angry objections of Churchill, Clement Attlee "Quit India" in just little over a year.

    Arch StantonArch Stanton3 gün önce
  • Only managed to because they were fighting against the Mughals

    Aconga McDonaldAconga McDonald4 gün önce
  • "6:11 nice meme dude."

    W ZechW Zech4 gün önce
  • Most powerful empire God ever granted the world 🇬🇧🇦🇮🇦🇺🇧🇲🇮🇴🇻🇬🇨🇰🇰🇾🇫🇯🇫🇰🇮🇲🇲🇸🇰🇮🇳🇿🇳🇺🇵🇳🇬🇸🇸🇭🇹🇨🇹🇻🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 And the sun still ain’t set

    Northern Ireland HDNorthern Ireland HD5 gün önce

  • India is the BEST!!!!! British lose infront of India. India's people can do ANYTHING, and i mean anything (like give away their life) for saving INDIA! JAI HIND!!!! Who ever wants Likes JAI HIND, prove it..... ⬇

    Dilip MalooDilip Maloo7 gün önce
  • Emperor Akbar is a mugal emperor and admiral akbar is renalalince navey admiral in Star war

    Bishal sahaBishal saha7 gün önce
  • Don't try the British people never accept the fact that their palaces and luxurious country are from India's sufferings and resources.

    Srenivasan ASrenivasan A8 gün önce
  • South Asia? India is its own continent smashing into Asia, its why its surrounded by tall mountains

    Judge MagisterJudge Magister8 gün önce
  • Those days are over. Now those countries are rising and want revenge

    Bojan SmehBojan Smeh9 gün önce
    • @Hamad • حمد So going to England to become British, is revenge?

      BoD AssassinBoD Assassin2 gün önce
    • They are getting their revenge with reverse colonialism or should I say immigration 😄

      Hamad • حمدHamad • حمد3 gün önce
    • Might as well just take the L

      BoD AssassinBoD Assassin7 gün önce
  • land exist The British it's a free estate

    Sandip MandalSandip Mandal10 gün önce
  • Britain: this is part is mine Indians: no its not Britain: ok we will take all of it

  • 2 men and a bike...... The Empire is dead, Long live the Realm! 🇳🇿🇨🇦🇦🇺🇬🇧✌🤙

    Brittonic YTBrittonic YT11 gün önce
    • Free Australia from this evil realm

      Hamad • حمدHamad • حمد3 gün önce
  • Britian looted about $45 TRILLION DOLLARS as on todays Date which is 17 times of current Britain GDP

    Uppala RakeshUppala Rakesh11 gün önce
    • No they didn’t

      LesDodo ClipsLesDodo Clips9 gün önce
  • The world jungle came from Hindi

    Deepak GuptaDeepak Gupta11 gün önce
  • Chennai is pronounced as Chen-nai

    Rukumani MeenaRukumani Meena11 gün önce
  • WHY TO BLAME THE BRITS WHEN OUR OWN PEOPLE SOLD US AND OUR LAND TO THE FOREIGNERS?? BACK TO 21st Century, I want my country, India to have peace and prosperous relationship with U.K. I want my country to progress so that the living standard of the poor people could elevate to an extend where they won't have to struggle to make for living. I know well there were no humble British citizen was involved in such mess same goes for majority of people from Indian subcontinent. The inhuman ultra-elite always have the tendency to ripped off the common man to support their own lavish lives. Same is true for every country in the world were ultra rich are drafting the policies according to their wish and common men are suffering

    Subhashish BagchiSubhashish Bagchi12 gün önce
  • Who are the Well-essey brothers? I know about the Wells-ley brothers.

    History BiteHistory Bite12 gün önce
  • Chronology nicely put, but forgot to mention the divide and rule strategy of British.

    Gautam LapsiyaGautam Lapsiya12 gün önce
    • @Gautam Lapsiya ok? It was though?

      LesDodo ClipsLesDodo Clips8 gün önce
    • @LesDodo Clips Conveniently put.

      Gautam LapsiyaGautam Lapsiya8 gün önce
    • India was already divided

      LesDodo ClipsLesDodo Clips9 gün önce
  • Lmao the India's sayin British people being arrogant and ive been on this comment section for an hour only and its just the indians bullying non existent comments smh, this stuff is history stop fighting and start worry about our stupid leader modi smh. Coming from an indian btw

    theformum readertheformum reader12 gün önce
  • The brittens jennosided in Bangladesh Pakistan and India

    Uludag FanboyUludag Fanboy13 gün önce
  • Nice class, Armchair.👍👍

    Jancy BinoyJancy Binoy14 gün önce
  • Are you stupid or something even pakistan was in it

    Khalid ParvezKhalid Parvez15 gün önce
  • same way the aryans did being more advanced

    FIGHTFANNERD9 KPOP is Trash & Twice is the worstFIGHTFANNERD9 KPOP is Trash & Twice is the worst15 gün önce
  • Now in 21st century we have come full circle. it is the corporates that dictate to the elected government. The government is powerless before the corporates.

    Logic PresenterLogic Presenter16 gün önce
  • Its really interesting because I'm from India but I live in England lol

    samYOsamYO16 gün önce
  • India and America:- Britain was the cruelest colonial power Spanish, Japanese and Portuguese :- Are we a joke to you ?

    Sidharth ASidharth A16 gün önce
  • What's the GDP per capita before invasion of East India company

    ss dgss dg17 gün önce
  • The map shown of the Maratha Empire is incorrect. It is way smaller than what it actually was. Rajputana was a vassal of the Marathas.

    MayurMayur17 gün önce
  • By bickering and mutually jealous kings and Nawabs who took to expediency as a way to mange their discord using the foreign forces who eventually was not the solution but a new problem of foreign domination! Unthinking , petty feudalists, that was the nation's problem!

    Saratchandran27Saratchandran2718 gün önce
  • “More than 20 times smaller?” Oh, you mean one-twentieth the size or 5% the size.

    David BuckDavid Buck19 gün önce
  • Look at Britain now, a country that's reduced to a puny island. Even Scotland and Ireland want to get out of the union and combined the massive immigration and brexit, it's future is bleak like its warmongering child America. Even their NHS is being systematically dismantled by the Tories. You'll see their citizens dying by the dozens soon. Karma is a bitch isn't it?

    Asians rule CricketAsians rule Cricket20 gün önce
  • Make some videos on Kashmir conflict. Totally unbiased wrt to indian or Pakistani perspective.

    Abbas Syed NooruddinAbbas Syed Nooruddin20 gün önce
  • Is there a comprehensive book on this

    Jack DarbyJack Darby21 gün önce
  • Britain: yes, yes it's mine, all mine I am the dictator Portugal: nooo! Go France: umm..... India: noooo all my gold and that's my diamond 💎 Me: well Britain are smart 👍

    RICKY YTRICKY YT22 gün önce
  • Iconoclasm: You drew the Moguls looking like Europeans with turbines. This is not acceptable.

  • Did the British ever dare to conquer India without their dirty principle of Divide and Rule

    Gautham P NairGautham P Nair25 gün önce
  • Why aren't you talking about the betrayal done during the Battle of Plassey

    Gautham P NairGautham P Nair25 gün önce
  • Why Indian Map is wrong.

    VanasivaVanasiva26 gün önce
  • Nader Shah Afshar was Turk not Persian and it was picture of Karim Khan Zand not Nader shah.

    asghar gholizadehasghar gholizadeh26 gün önce
  • If you have interest in East India Company/British India coins, notes, stamps, envelopes & postcard then have a look at my channel.

    Harshit SagarHarshit Sagar29 gün önce
  • Mchod mughal and british

    Redpill MgtowRedpill MgtowAylar önce
  • I live in surat

  • 2:40 the spice must flow...

    Jerico ParazoJerico ParazoAylar önce
  • Britain was that one pro player in a certain game who was questionably strong

    Pilotx3mmPilotx3mmAylar önce
  • How to colonize a territory: - Eng, Fr, Neth, Bel: Erase the locals or confine them to reserves, repopulate with your own people, build factories and plantations, get some slaves to work in them, enrich the whites through trade and exploitation of resources, turn it into a puppet/failed state, never totally leave. - Rome, Greece, Spain: Conquer the land by war and agreements, alphabetize and convert the locals, make them your own citizens, build universities, temples and cities, enrich the whites and the locals through trade and exploitation of resources, get looted by your enemies, collapse. - Portugal: Lets do both!

    Lateatnightpioneers 2000Lateatnightpioneers 2000Aylar önce
  • The world was or is ignorant to who they really are

    Jay ReidJay ReidAylar önce
  • Fun fact : British never won any single war in india without the help of indians..... Lol

    PorusPorusAylar önce
  • Divide and rule

    PANDAPANDAAylar önce

    Anthony EndackAnthony EndackAylar önce
  • The comments are full of hindu nationalists, the same people who hold India back.

    Stratan T.Stratan T.Aylar önce
    • @Stratan T. Did you even read my reply, I am blaming it on our governing bodies and political system. Britain and Pakistan are also to be minorly blamed but their impact is nearly insignificant compared to the real problem.

      Jeet TrivediJeet TrivediAylar önce
    • @Jeet Trivedi China which was 100 times worse than India recovered and became the world's 2 biggest economy. Japan is a country with almost no natural resources and 2 of their main citiws got nuked, they recovered and became the world's 3 biggest economy. Germany a country that lost 2 world wars and it'a cities were reduced to rubble recovered and now Germany is an economic power house with tbe world's 4th biggest economy and pretty much ruling the EU. You could probably even add South Koeea to this list. My point is that indians are too proud to realise that they are the problem, they like to blame their problems on Britain, Pakistan, China etc. India is rich in natural resources but if the people don't want change than what's the point of those resources?

      Stratan T.Stratan T.Aylar önce
    • No we don't. The youth of India is not a problem in India. Our government is. We were always taken advantage of. After the british, our own leaders used the entire population for their pockets and even now when we have an actual patriotic prime minister, he is more concerned with India's power and significance in the world which is why he sold the entire country to private companies. Now the richest businessman in India(4th in the world I guess) owns majority of public services which is extremely wrong as private companies are profitable while public services don't seem like something that should be taken profit off. We were left poor by the British but our leaders for the major part did no good to improve it. No wonder the smartest brains of India are no more in India.

      Jeet TrivediJeet TrivediAylar önce
  • It was the age of empires Ever since time began Countries have been occupied Borders change People are exploited

    David ChinnaDavid ChinnaAylar önce
  • At least during my history lesson, there was a Star Wars joke.

    Ava BeauchampAva BeauchampAylar önce
  • How Australia has been conquered ?

    Boss the All RounderBoss the All RounderAylar önce
  • very lame research and explanation

    alok pandeyalok pandeyAylar önce
  • Hi the internal rifts during the mughal empire was the real reason for the red carpet to the British ..see my video on how thd British essily Conquered india

    Life of PagesLife of PagesAylar önce
  • China was lucky. It didn't get colonized by the Europeans. Though it was bullied in giving up parts of China.

    Allen WongAllen WongAylar önce
    • It still ended up communist tho

      Cameron GrovesCameron Groves18 gün önce
    • China was unlucky. Hong kong, Macau and Taiwan were lucky.

      Your Majesty,Your Majesty,Aylar önce
  • What's done is done...let's put our differences aside and create a better world. Even in today's date 70 years after British left, we are fighting in the name of religion.... Mughals were no less brutal than the British. This is in our human nature to occupy or torture those whom we think is not our own. Even today many countries are at war, many families live in a constant fear of death and starvation. To be honest, no country teaches us the entire history, so differences as seen in the comment will be there. "History is written by the winners". The British know there side of the story and we know ours. For ex. For us Churchill was a bigger tyrant than hitler, killing million in an ordered famine of Bengal. For them, he is a nationwide celebrated hero..... "Truth is just a glance of perspective". I believe for a happy persom and a happy country only three things are needed, Wine 🍷, literature and sex. Relax guys...have fun and help those in need. As written in Tolstoy's war and peace"Those who can't make love make war". ..

    Amartya BhattacharyaAmartya BhattacharyaAylar önce
  • Now India is conquering England,

    Mark mMark mAylar önce
    • Pakistan is, and I’m here for it lol

      Hamad • حمدHamad • حمد3 gün önce
    • It's not

      Cameron GrovesCameron Groves18 gün önce
  • How long did British ruled India ?

    Ashwin NaiduAshwin NaiduAylar önce
    • About 200yrs

      Cameron GrovesCameron Groves18 gün önce
  • Great video, very informative..... however The Map showing the extent of the Maratha rule post the years of Mughal supremacy (1707) seems to be incorrect, around 1758, Marathas had direct control of Land from Cuttack to Attock. Even with declining power, Marathas were the major governing power in India even post Panipat right till the Anglo-Maratha wars.

    Vaibhav BhaveVaibhav BhaveAylar önce
    • The English refused to leave India. Indians forcefully kicked out the English along with their invaded and conquered slaves: the Scottish, Welsh and the Irish protestants.

      M KM KAylar önce
  • The battle of Plassey is a history of betrayal. Mir Jaffor is still remembered for his betray

    squishypenguin Giraffesquishypenguin GiraffeAylar önce
  • ​ @Force 15 No that is not correct. Britain ran away because Britain knew that India would kick out the British (English masters invaded and conquered Scotland, Wales and Eire).

    M KM KAylar önce
  • Britain never had 100% control of the Indian sub-continent and Australia was an independent Country in 1901.

    Francis HoangFrancis HoangAylar önce
    • Yes, they did. Research “The Raj”.

      Thoroughly BemusedThoroughly BemusedAylar önce
  • pizza

    David BickelDavid BickelAylar önce
  • its absolutely disgusting that u didn't mention wrong done by the Brits🤬 you showed the Brits as hero for the deeds that they had people are black spot in the name of historian🤨

How did Britain Conquer India? | Animated History