During the Looting of the Chinese Imperial Palace at the End of the Second Opium War, British Soldiers Took a Pekingese Dog to Gift to Queen Victoria. They Named It Looty.

The Opium Wars of the mid-nineteenth century were a watershed moment in modern Chinese history. From 1839 to 1842, China and the United Kingdom fought the first Opium War. From 1856 to 1860, a weakened China fought Great Britain and France in the Second Opium War. China was defeated in both wars. The terms of …

During the Looting of the Chinese Imperial Palace at the End of the Second Opium War, British Soldiers Took a Pekingese Dog to Gift to Queen Victoria. They Named It Looty. Read More »