The land area of the Empire has increased by almost 83% with the annexation of the Principality of Sabovia and the foundation of a new territory in central Europe.
Sabovia, a principality located near to the Austenasian Territory of Corinium Terentium, was founded in April 2013 by its leader Prince Andrew I.
The principality has now dissolved, with the small inhabited areas returning to the United Kingdom and the large uninhabited areas joining Corinium Terentium, which is governed by the now Lord Andrew Creed.
A further expansion has taken place in the Czech Republic, where a roughly 12,000 square foot area of uninhabited land through which a part of the Rokytka river flows has been annexed as the Territory of Aurora.
Aurora is governed by its founder Lord Karl Friedrich, who has been granted non-residential subjectship of the Empire.
These two annexations, which took place early on Saturday morning, have increased the land area of the Empire to over 104 acres in total.
The Austenasian Times apologises that news of this expansion was not published earlier, due to technical difficulties with internet access.