These trading companies often ran countries and not until later years were there territories fully absorbed into the British Empire.
|BRITISH EAST AFRICA||BRITISH SOUTH AFRICA|
|BRITISH NORTH BORNEO CHARTERED||ROYAL AFRICA|
HUDSON BAY COMPANY
| SCOTTISH EAST INDIA COMPANY|
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