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Victoria's Enemies by Ian Knight

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When Queen Victoria acceded to the British throne in 1837, British troops had recently concluded a war in southern Africa against the Xhosa people, and the seeds were already sown for a clash with the Boers. When she died in January 1901 Britain was fighting the Boers in one of the longest and costliest of the imperial colonial wars. This book details the history of Britain's numerous conflicts with the people of southern Africa, namely the Xhosa, Basotho, Tswana and Boers. Numerous illustrations, including rare photographs and colour plates, detail the dress, weaponry and organization of Victoria's enemies in the late 19th century.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780850459012
ISBN-10: 085045901X
Classification: Defence strategy, planning & research
Format: Paperback (250mm x 185mm x 4mm)
Pages: 48
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish Date: 27-Jul-1989
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ian Knight

Ian Knight is widely regarded as a leading international expert on the Anglo-Zulu War. He has written, co-written or edited over 30 books. He studied Afro-Caribbean Studies at Kent University, and is an Honorary Research Associate of the Natal Museum and Vice President of the Anglo Zulu War Historical Society. In 2000, he was the Historian advising the Glasgow University team who made the first archaeological survey of the Isandlwana battlefield. He lives in Sussex, UK.

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