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  • Benin:
    The Kingdom of Benin was an empire, stretching across Nigeria and present day Benin, that flourished from the 14th to the 19th century, trading with European as well as African countries. After an incident in 1897, it was captured and plundered by the British
  • Black:
    A term often used in Britain and North America to describe people of African and Caribbean (and sometimes Asian) origin
  • Branded :
    Marked permanently with a hot iron as identifiable property; traditionally used on cattle and livestock, as well as on some enslaved people, to show ownership
  • British Empire :
    A group of states, territories and colonies throughout the world, that had been brought, sometimes by force, under the sovereignty and administration of the British Crown and government. It lasted for over three hundred years.

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