Channel 4 has launched a new website to let viewers interact with its new family history program, Empire’s Children.

The British Empire expanded from the sixteenth century and by 1921 ruled over a quarter of the Earth’s land and population. By the 1940s, however, the Empire was in rapid decline. Empire’s Children tells the story of the end of the British Empire and the effects of its legacy through revealing the imperial backgrounds of various British celebrities, each a “child of the Empire”.

The Empire’s Children website allows you to view and comment on these Empire stories, as well as watch clips from the show after each episode has aired. You can also explore the historical events that shaped the Empire, enter our competition and trace and tell your own Empire story.