British Honduras

British Honduras was a British colony that is now the independent nation of Belize.

First colonised by Spaniards in the 17th century, the territory on the east coast of Central America, south of Mexico, became a British crown colony from 1862 until 1964, when it became self-governing. Belize became fully independent from the United Kingdom in 1981. Belize was the last continental possession of the United Kingdom in the Americas.

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British Honduras At The 1968 Summer Olympics
... British Honduras (now Belize) competed in the Summer Olympic Games for the first time at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico ... Some speculated that the Tlatelolco massacre would discourage British Honduras's participation in the Games, but the British Honduran athletes persevered ...
Subdivisions Of Belize - History - As Part of The British Empire
... In the early 19th century, the British sought greater control over the settlers, threatening to suspend the Public Meeting unless it observed the government's instructions to eliminate slavery in whole ... Slavery was abolished in the British Empire in 1838, but this did little to change working conditions for labourers in the Belize settlement ... As a result, former slave owners in British Honduras earned £53.69 on average per slave, the highest amount paid in any British territory ...
Antoni Gościński - Biography - Later Life
... After two years he applied to the Crown Agency for work in the British colonies ... He was offered a position in British Honduras ... days he learned he would be going to the Caribbean and British Honduras in Central America ...
Monrad Metzgen - Bibliography
... Cain, he wrote “The Handbook of British Honduras” ... In 1928 he wrote “Blazing Trails in British Honduras” about the first Cross-Country race ... In the late 1920s he worked on the “Archives of British Honduras”, edited by the Governor, Sir John Burdon and compiled the great patriotic pamphlet "Shoulder to Shoulder ...
British Honduras - Demographics
... By the time of the colony's 1790 census, three-quarters of the population of British Honduras were African slaves ... These slaves were ancestors of the Belizean Kriol people ...

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