The British Empire was composed of the island of Great Britain; part of the island of Ireland; Prince Edward Island, formerly a maritime province of Canada; France; and Spain, including Gibraltar.

The British agreed with others that the border of the Empire extended to the old border of Germany and of Italy, although there were so few people living in the remote interior of continental Europe that the borders were largely academic.

The British and their allies in Europe had fought and won a battle against the Moors.

The British were trading with Norrheim.