Most British colonization of the Carribean, Asia and Africa was undertaken for commerial reasons. In some colonies of this kind the local Britons tried to ban missionaries as they were regarded as subversives1 (For example, in 1816 an attempt was made to ban missionaries from Jamaica, and the East India Company regarded them as a nuisance).
It was late in Queen Victoria's reign that somethow God, Queen and Country (Empire) were all fused into a vast mish-mash.
"Gold, God, and Glory" is a phrase giving the reasons why the early Italian explorers went to the Americas. When you think of the actual trip the Spanish had to endure to reach America from Italy, they had to have very important reasons to risk starvation, drowning, disease, and murder. Rumors of gold - amounts beyond their wildest dreams - made men believe they could get rich quickly. Glory was to be found in the adventure and in the land they might claim, making them rich lords instead of poor sailors. Some went believing that they must bring their religious beliefs to the peoples of the Americas, and that God would reward them for doing it. So, "Gold, God, and Glory!"
the black plague and magna carta
Shakespeare's son Hamnet, according to the Wikipedia entry on the playwright, "died of unknown causes at the age of 11 and was buried 11 August 1596." The source cited for that information is given as a 1987 book on Shakespeare published by Oxford University Press, which means it's an authoritative source. A website dedicated to Shakespeare claims Hamnet died after exposure to the Bubonic Plague of 1596, but no source is cited. See that link below.
The Celtic Amazigh of North Africa, unlike the later European style 'Germanic Celts' that Eurocentic historians insist upon , did have a language of symbols, a full alphabet one of which was the sign we know as the swastika. In their long dispersal then gradual absorption and elimination, the Celts of Europe lost their written language however and became illiterate. The Amazigh of North Africa did not lose their written language and continue to this day as an independent people albeit under the name given to them by the Romans of 'Berbers' ( barbarians).
- Informs people about new products/events/ gives them information about important issues (such as smoking)
- Keeps the fee-to-air channels running. If there where no commercials, television wouldn't be free.
- Provides entertainment (most people don't realize this), but statistics show that 60% of people find most advertisements funny and entertaining