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History of the Zulu War and its Origin

History of the Zulu War and its Origin

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  • Date Published: September 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108032094

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  • First published in 1880, just a year after the titular conflict took place, this account by Frances Colenso (1849–87) of the 1879 war between British settlers and the Zulu population in South Africa is remarkable in its defence of the Zulu people, a very unusual view for a British writer at this time. Colenso was the daughter of controversial bible scholar John William Colenso, the first Anglican bishop of Natal. This book was intended to support her father's criticism of British policy, but while she credits her father's influence and opinions in shaping her book, Colenso is careful to state that the work is her own. Beginning with the causes of the conflict, which she identifies as an unjust and barbaric British invasion, Colenso describes the Zulu war chronologically to its conclusion. The military details of the war were provided by Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Durnford, a close friend of Colenso's.

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    • Date Published: September 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108032094
    • length: 516 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 29 mm
    • weight: 0.65kg
    • contains: 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. First causes
    2. Langalibalele
    3. Trial of Langalibalele
    4. The Bishop's defence
    5. The Putini tribe
    6. Sir Garnet Wolseley: what he came for, what he did, and what he did not do
    7. The Matshana Inquiry and Colonel Colley
    8. The annexation of the Transvaal
    9. The disputed territory
    10. The boundary commission
    11. Sihayo, Umbilini, and the missionaries in Zululand
    12. The ultimatum, declaration of war, and commencement of campaign
    13. Isandhlwana
    14. Rorke's Drift. Helpmakaar. Court of Inquiry, etc.
    15. The campaign against Sikukuni
    16. No. 4 column. Intombi. Indhlobane. Kambula. King's messengers
    17, The Lower Tugela. Inyezane. Etshowe
    18. Ngingindhlovu. Relief of Etshowe. Border raiding
    19. Reinforcements. Isandhlwana revisited
    20. The Prince Imperial
    21. Ulundi
    22. Sir Garnet Wolseley. Capture of Cetshwayo

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