Companion to the Anglo-Zulu War

Companion to the Anglo-Zulu War

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The Anglo-Zulu War was a defining episode in British imperial history, and it is still a subject of intense interest. The Zulu victory at Isandlwana, the heroic British defence of Rorke's Drift and the eventual British triumph are among the most closely researched events of the colonial era. In this historical companion, Ian Knight, one of the foremost authorities on the war and the Zulu kingdom, provides an essential reference guide to a short, bloody campaign that had an enduring impact on the history of Britain and southern Africa. He gives succinct summaries of the issues, events, armies and individuals involved. His work is an invaluable resource for anyone who is interested in the history of the period, in the operations of the British army in southern Africa, and in the Zulu kingdom.For them, the administration of King Cetshwayo a€” with its emphasis on Zulu traditional belief ... his letters suggest the extent to which his faith, at least, provided him with comfort during the difficult times of the siege: We are to have Holy Communion next Sunday. ... small but devout group took full advantage of the presence of the Revd Robertson to indulge in regular Bible readings throughout the siege, anbsp;...

Title:Companion to the Anglo-Zulu War
Author:Ian Knight
Publisher:Pen and Sword - 2008-10-16


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