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I'm playing as King of England.I have invaded the kingdom of Scotland, Wales, Portugal, half of Spain from the Muslims and part of Africa. How can I create the British empire and become Emperor? Do I have to simply control more land or do I get the title from someone? I control about same amount of land as the Holy Roman Empire.

  • Plz can u be more specific. I did all that u told me I after I checked the de jure box, it only showed the duchys and republics that I control eg: duchy of Cornwall republic of kent prince- archbishopric of Lancaster etc.. Not any thing about British empire coat of arms or any thing that sort of. What do you have to do? – Randula ripcord Jun 2 '13 at 15:04
  • Yes it's clear what your saying!!The prob is there's no icon as you have marked by no 3 in your first pic. And I tried the "find title" way to but there's nothing as empire of Brittany. I'm playing in year of 1101 and I hold kingdom of Scotland, Ireland, Portugal, wales, and some five more kingdoms I don't remember the name of !! So why doesn't it show that coat of arms I did exactly what you said but still no!!! – Randula ripcord Jun 4 '13 at 11:56
  • I have for fill every requirement that have said but Paul Marshall in the comments. But still there nothin as you showed in the pics below? Y is that is there some kind of a age barrier or is it only possible in some new version or something???? – Randula ripcord Jun 4 '13 at 12:00
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Click on the coat of arms of the kingdom of England title. You will see a check box where it says de jure, check that. Then, at the top right of the box, you will see a cost of arms for the de jure liege title of the Kingdom of England, which should be the British Empire. Click on its coat of arms. Then hover over the create button. This will tell you exactly which conditions you need to fulfill to create the title.

This button is also how you create the title and become Emperor. It will be greyed out until you meet all the conditions in the hover-over tooltip.

Here is a three-step illustration of how to find the Empire of Britannia by using the de jure checkbox and liege coats of arms in the Realm view:

The Realm view for the Kingdom of England in 1066, with arrows pointing to the necessary controls

Alternatively, you can always use the Find Title button below your world map. Click that, type part of the title you're looking for, and then it will show you matching titles in the dialogue box. Clicking a title will open the same view:

Illustration of where to find the Find Title button

The best way to learn how to use the more obscure parts of the game's interface is by playing the in-game Tutorial. It explains everything and is worth doing once.

  • Plz can u be more specific. I did all that u told me I after I checked the de jure box, it only showed the duchys and republics that I control eg: duchy of Cornwall republic of kent prince- archbishopric of Lancaster etc.. Not any thing about British empire coat of arms or any thing that sort of. What do you have to do? – Randula ripcord Jun 2 '13 at 14:04
  • @Rand Look up, not down. The liege is above the list of lower titles. – SevenSidedDie Jun 2 '13 at 16:36
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    1) Click on an English county somewhere. The information screen there has some coats-of-arms in the upper-right corner: usually county, duchy, and kingdom. Click on the rightmost coat of arms (usually kingdom) to get you to the title information screen. 2) Once you're on that screen, the middle bit has a list of titles. Look above that and to the right to see a "de jure" checkbox, and check that. 3) That changed the titles; the coats-of-arms to the upper-right of the list-of-titles box now shows titles that don't exist. The rightmost one will be for the Empire of Britannia. – PotatoEngineer Jun 3 '13 at 0:50
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    4) Click on that Empire of Britannia title (it's a red thing on a white background), and then look to the left, where there's a (probably-)grayed-out button that says "Create." Hover your mouse over that button, and it will say why you can't create it yet. You need 80% of the titles, which include England, Scotland, Ireland, Normandy (north coast of France), and Brittany (northwest of France). – PotatoEngineer Jun 3 '13 at 0:59
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    In earlier versions, the only way to become emperor is to take over the title of an existing emperor: either the Byzantine Empire or the Holy Roman Empire. You want to "Request Invasion" on them in the diplomacy screen, not just "Declare War" on them; you should be Catholic, be smaller than the empire you're invading, and the Pope needs to like you more than he likes your target empire. It's also quite hard and not for the faint of heart; each empire has big, nasty armies. – PotatoEngineer Jun 4 '13 at 20:45
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The british empire is not in the base game. Do you have any of the expansion packs? If not you can only found the Byzantine empire and i think one other.

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    You don't need the expansions, just up-to-date patches. – SevenSidedDie Jun 9 '13 at 10:15
  • I did not know that. I do not have good internet so I have not updated. Guess its time to go download them at a friends house. – Lord Apricot Jun 10 '13 at 8:02

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