Colonial Office

The Colonial Office was a government department of Great Britain and later of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, first created to deal with the colonial affairs of British North America but needed also to oversee the increasing number of colonies of the British Empire.

It was headed by the Secretary of State for the Colonies, known as the Colonial Secretary.

Read more about Colonial Office:  First Colonial Office (1768 – 1782), Second Colonial Office (1854 – 1966), Timeline, See Also

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