102 relations: Africa, Age set, Andries Pretorius, Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 1814, Assegai, Bambatha Rebellion, Battle of Blood River, Battle of Gingindlovu, Battle of Hlobane, Battle of Intombe, Battle of Isandlwana, Battle of Kambula, Battle of Ndondakusuka, Battle of Rorke's Drift, Battle of Ulundi, BBC History, Benjamin Disraeli, Boer, Boer Commando, British Empire, Brooklyn, Buffalo River (KwaZulu-Natal), Cape Colony, Cape Town, Casus belli, Cetshwayo kaMpande, Chapman & Hall, Charles Pearson (British Army officer), Colony of Natal, Commander-in-chief, Constitution Act, 1867, Crown colony, Dabulamanzi kaMpande, Diamond rush, Dingane kaSenzangakhona, Distinguished Conduct Medal, Dominion, Eshowe, Evelyn Wood (British Army officer), Filibuster (military), First Boer War, Frank Bourne, Frederic Thesiger, 2nd Baron Chelmsford, Garnet Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley, Gatling gun, Greytown, KwaZulu–Natal, Griqualand West, Henry Bartle Frere, Henry Ernest Gascoyne Bulwer, Henry Herbert, 4th Earl of Carnarvon, ..., Henry Pulleine, High Commissioner, History of the British Army, Hlubi people, Imperialism, Impi, InDuna, John Colenso, John Robert Dunn, Kimberley, Northern Cape, KwaZulu–Natal, Langalibalele, London, Lydenburg, Martini–Henry, Michael Hicks Beach, 1st Earl St Aldwyn, Military history of South Africa, Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, Mpande kaSenzangakhona, Napoléon, Prince Imperial, Natalia Republic, Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal, Ntshingwayo Khoza, Orange Free State, Osprey Publishing, Paul Kruger, Pietermaritzburg, Pongola River, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Redvers Buller, Robert William Keate, Secretary of State for the Colonies, Shaka, Shaka Memorial, Siege of Eshowe, South African Republic, Southern Africa, Stroud, Swazi people, Swaziland, Table Mountain, The History Press, Theophilus Shepstone, Tugela River, Ultimatum, Ulundi, Voortrekkers, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, Zibhebhu kaMaphitha, Zulu (1964 film), Zulu Dawn, Zulu Kingdom. Expand index (52 more) » « Shrink index
Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most-populous continent.
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In anthropology, an age set is a social category or corporate social group, consisting of people of similar age, who have a common identity, maintain close ties over a prolonged period, and together pass through a series of age-related statuses.
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Andries Wilhelmus Jacobus Pretorius (27 November 1798 – 23 July 1853) was a leader of the Boers who was instrumental in the creation of the South African Republic, as well as the earlier but short-lived Natalia Republic, in present-day South Africa.
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The Anglo–Dutch Treaty of 1824 (also known as the Convention of London) was a treaty signed between Great Britain and the Netherlands in London on 13 August 1824.
An assegai or assagai (Arabic az-zaġāyah, originally from Berber zaġāya "spear", Old French azagaie, Spanish azagaya, Italian zagaglia) is a pole weapon used for throwing or hurling, usually a light spear or javelin made of wood and pointed with iron.
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The Bambatha Uprising was a Zulu revolt against British rule and taxation in Natal, South Africa, in 1906.
The Battle of Blood River (Slag van Bloedrivier; iMpi yaseNcome) is the name given for the battle fought between 470 Voortrekkers ("Pioneers"), led by Andries Pretorius, and an estimated 15,000–21,000 Zulu attackers on the bank of the Ncome River on 16 December 1838, in what is today KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
The Battle of Gingindlovu (uMgungundlovu) was fought on 2 April 1879 between a British relief column sent to break the Siege of Eshowe and a Zulu impi of King Cetshwayo.
The Battle of Hlobane was a battle of the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 that took place at Hlobane, near the current town of Vryheid in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
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The Battle of Intombe (also Intombi or Intombi River Drift) was a small action fought on 12 March 1879, between Zulu forces and British soldiers defending a supply convoy.
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The Battle of Isandlwana (alternative spelling: Isandhlwana) on 22 January 1879 was the first major encounter in the Anglo–Zulu War between the British Empire and the Zulu Kingdom.
Battle of Kambula took place in 1879, during the Anglo-Zulu War when a Zulu Army attacked the British camp at Kambula.
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The Battle of Ndondakusuka (2 December, 1856) was the culmination of a succession struggle in the Zulu kingdom between Cetshwayo and Mbuyazi, the two eldest sons of the king Mpande.
The Battle of Rorke's Drift, also known as the Defence of Rorke's Drift, was a battle in the Anglo-Zulu War.
The Battle of Ulundi took place at the Zulu capital of Ulundi on 4 July 1879 and was the last major battle of the Anglo-Zulu War.
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BBC History Magazine is a British publication devoted to history articles on both British and world history and are aimed at all levels of knowledge and interest.
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Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield (21 December 1804 – 19 April 1881) was a British Conservative politician and writer, who twice served as Prime Minister.
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Boer is the Dutch and Afrikaans word for farmer, which came to denote the descendants of the Dutch-speaking settlers of the eastern Cape frontier in Southern Africa during the 18th century, as well as those who left the Cape Colony during the 19th century to settle in the Orange Free State, Transvaal (which are together known as the Boer Republics), and to a lesser extent Natal.
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The Boer commando was the basic unit of organisation of the militia of the Boer people of South Africa.
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The British Empire comprised the dominions, colonies, protectorates, mandates and other territories ruled or administered by the United Kingdom.
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Brooklyn is the most populous of New York City's five boroughs, with a Census-estimated 2,621,793 people in 2014.
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The Buffalo River (uMzinyathi; Buffelsrivier) is the largest tributary of the Tugela River in South Africa.
The Cape of Good Hope, colloquially also known as the Cape Colony (Kaapkolonie), was a British colony in present-day South Africa and Namibia, named for the Cape of Good Hope.
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Cape Town (Kaapstad; Ikapa) ranks third among the most populous urban areas in South Africa, after Johannesburg, and has roughly the same population as the Durban Metropolitan Area.
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Casus belli is a Latin expression meaning "An act or event that provokes or is used to justify war".
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Cetshwayo kaMpande (c. 1826 – 8 February 1884) was the King of the Zulu Kingdom from 1872 to 1879 and its leader during the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879.
Chapman & Hall was a British publishing house in London, founded in the first half of the 19th century by Edward Chapman and William Hall.
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Lieutenant-General Sir Charles Knight Pearson CB (July 1834 – 2 October 1909) was a military commander in the British Army during the Anglo-Zulu War (also known as the Zulu War).
The Colony of Natal was a British colony in south-eastern Africa.
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A commander-in-chief is the person or body that exercises supreme operational command and control of a nation's military forces or significant elements of those forces.
The Constitution Act, 1867 (originally enacted as The British North America Act, 1867, and referred to as the BNA Act), is a major part of Canada's Constitution.
A Crown colony, also known in the 17th century as royal colony, was a type of colonial administration of the English and later British Empire.
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Dabulamanzi kaMpande (1839–September 22, 1886) was a Zulu commander in the Anglo-Zulu War, most noted for commanding the Zulus at the Battle of Rorke's Drift.
A diamond rush is a period of feverish migration of workers to an area that has had a discovery of diamonds.
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Dingane kaSenzangakhona Zulu (ca. 1795–1840)—commonly referred to as Dingane or Dingaan—was a Zulu chief who became king of the Zulu Kingdom in 1828.
The Distinguished Conduct Medal, post-nominal letters DCM, was established in 1854 by Queen Victoria as a decoration for gallantry in the field by other ranks of the British Army.
Dominions were semi-independent polities that were nominally under the Crown, constituting the British Empire and British Commonwealth, beginning in the later part of the 19th century.
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Eshowe is the oldest town of European settlement in Zululand.
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Field Marshal Sir Henry Evelyn Wood VC, GCB, GCMG (9 February 1838 – 2 December 1919) was a British Army officer.
A filibuster or freebooter, in the context of foreign policy, is someone who engages in a (at least nominally) unauthorized military expedition into a foreign country or territory to foment or support a revolution.
The First Boer War (Eerste Vryheidsoorlog, literally "First Freedom War"), also known as the First Anglo-Boer War or the Transvaal War, was a war fought from 16 December 1880 until 23 March 1881 between the United Kingdom and the Boers of the South African Republic (also known as Transvaal; not to be confused with the modern-day Republic of South Africa).
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Lieutenant-Colonel Frank Edward Bourne OBE DCM (April 1854 – 8 May 1945) was a decorated British soldier who participated in the defence of Rorke's Drift during the 1879 Anglo-Zulu War.
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General Frederic Augustus Thesiger, 2nd Baron Chelmsford (31 May 18279 April 1905) was a British Army officer best known for his commanding role during the Anglo-Zulu war.
Field Marshal Garnet Joseph Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley (4 June 1833 – 25 March 1913) was an Anglo-Irish officer in the British Army.
The Gatling gun is one of the best-known early rapid-fire weapons and a forerunner of the modern machine gun.
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Greytown is a town situated on the banks of a tributary of the Umvoti River in a richly fertile timber-producing area of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Griqualand West is an area of central South Africa with an area of 40,000 km² that now forms part of the Northern Cape Province.
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Sir Henry Bartle Edward Frere, 1st Baronet, GCB, GCSI, (29 March 1815 – 29 May 1884) was a British colonial administrator.
Sir Henry Ernest Gascoyne Bulwer, GCMG (11 December 1836 – 30 September 1914), the nephew of Sir Henry Lytton Bulwer, was a British colonial administrator and diplomat.
Henry Howard Molyneux Herbert, 4th Earl of Carnarvon, PC, DL, FSA, FRS (24 June 1831 – 29 June 1890), known as Lord Porchester from 1833 to 1849, was a British politician and a leading member of the Conservative Party.
Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Burmester Pulleine (12 December 1838 – 22 January 1879) was an administrator and commander in the British Army in the Cape Frontier and Anglo-Zulu Wars.
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High Commissioner is the title of various high-ranking, special executive positions held by a commission of appointment.
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The history of the British Army spans over three and a half centuries and numerous European wars, colonial wars and world wars.
The Hlubi (or amaHlubi) are a South African ethnic group.
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Imperialism is a type of advocacy of empire.
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Impi is a Zulu word for any armed body of men.
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InDuna (plural: izinDuna) is a Zulu title meaning advisor, great leader, ambassador, headman, or commander of group of warriors.
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John William Colenso (1814 – 1883) was a British mathematician, theologian, Biblical scholar and social activist, who was the first Church of England Bishop of Natal.
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John Robert Dunn (1834–1895) was a South African settler, hunter, and diplomat of Scottish descent.
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Kimberley is the capital of the Northern Cape Province of South Africa.
KwaZulu–Natal (also referred to as KZN or Natal and known as "the garden province") is a province of South Africa that was created in 1994 when the Zulu bantustan of KwaZulu ("Place of the Zulu" in Zulu) and Natal Province were merged.
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Langalibalele (isiHlubi: The sun is boiling hot), also known as Mtetwa, (c1814 – 1889) was king of the amaHlubi, a Bantu tribe in what is the modern-day province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
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London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
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Lydenburg is a town in Thaba Chweu Local Municipality, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
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The Martini–Henry was a breech-loading single-shot lever-actuated rifle adopted by the British Army, combining the dropping-block action first developed by Henry O. Peabody (in his Peabody rifle) and improved by the Swiss designer Friedrich von Martini, whose work in bringing the cocking and striker mechanism all within the receiver greatly improved the operation of the rifle, which new iteration was combined with the polygonal barrel rifling designed by Scotsman Alexander Henry.
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Michael Edward Hicks Beach, 1st Earl St Aldwyn Bt, PC, PC (Ire) (23 October 1837 – 30 April 1916), known as Sir Michael Hicks Beach, Bt, from 1854 to 1906 and subsequently as The Viscount St Aldwyn to 1915, was a British Conservative politician.
The military history of South Africa chronicles a vast time period and complex events from the dawn of history until the present time.
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, also known as The Meaning of Life, is a 1983 British musical sketch comedy film written and performed by the Monty Python troupe, directed by one of its members, Terry Jones, and was the last film to feature all six Python members before Graham Chapman's death in 1989.
Mpande (1798–1872), was monarch of the Zulu Kingdom from 1840 to 1872, making him the longest reigning Zulu king.
Napoléon, Prince Imperial (full name: Napoléon Eugène Louis Jean Joseph Bonaparte, prince impérial de France; 16 March 1856 – 1 June 1879) was the only child of Emperor Napoleon III of France and his Empress consort Eugénie de Montijo.
The Natalia Republic was a short-lived Boer republic, established in 1839 by local Afrikaans-speaking Voortrekkers shortly after the Battle of Blood River.
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Nkandla is a town in the uThungulu district of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Ntshingwayo Khoza (1809-1883) was the second in command (inDuna) of King Cetshwayo's Army.
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The Orange Free State (Oranje-Vrijstaat, Oranje-Vrystaat, abbreviated as OVS) was an independent Boer sovereign republic in southern Africa during the second half of the 19th century, and later a British colony and a province of the Union of South Africa.
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Osprey Publishing is an Oxford-based publishing company specializing in military history.
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Stephanus Johannes Paulus "Paul" Kruger (10 October 1825 – 14 July 1904) was a political and military leader who served as President of the South African Republic (or Transvaal) from 1883 to 1900.
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Pietermaritzburg (Zulu: umGungundlovu) is the capital and second-largest city in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
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The Pongola or Phongolo River (Pongolarivier) is a river in South Africa.
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The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the head of Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom.
General Sir Redvers Henry Buller (7 December 1839 – 2 June 1908) (pronounced "Reevers"), of Downes House, near Crediton in Devon, was a British Army officer and an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
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Robert William Keate (16 June 1814 – 17 March 1873) was a career British colonial governor, serving as Commissioner of the Seychelles from 1850 to 1852, Governor of Trinidad from 1857 to 1864, of Natal from 1867 to 1872, and of Gold Coast from 7 March 1873 to 17 March 1873.
The Secretary of State for the Colonies or Colonial Secretary was the British Cabinet minister in charge of managing the United Kingdom's various colonial dependencies.
Shaka kaSenzangakhona (circa 1787 – 24 September 1828) also known as Shaka Zulu, was one of the most influential monarchs of the Zulu Kingdom.
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The Shaka Memorial is a provincial heritage site in Stanger in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa.
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The Siege of Eshowe was part of a three-pronged attack on the Zulu Impis of king Cetshwayo at Ulundi during the Anglo-Zulu War.
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The South African Republic (Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, ZAR), often referred to as the Transvaal and sometimes as the Republic of Transvaal, was an independent and internationally recognised country in Southern Africa from 1852 to 1902.
Southern Africa is the southernmost region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics, and including several countries.
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Stroud is a market town and civil parish in the county of Gloucestershire, England.
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The Swazi are a Bantu Nguni-speaking people in southeastern Africa, chiefly in Swaziland and South Africa.
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Swaziland, officially the Kingdom of Swaziland (or; Swazi: Umbuso weSwatini ; sometimes called kaNgwane or Eswatini), is a sovereign state in Southern Africa.
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Table Mountain (Khoikhoi: Hoerikwaggo, Afrikaans: Tafelberg) is a flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town in South Africa, and is featured in the Flag of Cape Town and other local government insignia.
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The History Press is a British publishing company specialising in the publication of titles devoted to local and specialist history.
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Theophilus Shepstone Sir Theophilus Shepstone (8 January 1817 – 23 June 1893) was a British South African statesman who was responsible for the annexation of the Transvaal to Britain in 1877.
The Tugela River (Thukela; Tugelarivier) is the largest river in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa.
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An ultimatum (the last one) is a demand whose fulfillment is requested in a specified period of time and which is backed up by a threat to be followed through in case of noncompliance.
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Ulundi is a town in the Zululand District Municipality.
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The Voortrekkers (Afrikaans and Dutch for pioneers, literally "fore-pullers", "those in front who pull", "fore-trekkers") were Afrikaner emigrants during the 1830s and 1840s who left the Cape Colony (British at the time, but founded by the Dutch) moving into the interior of what is now South Africa in what is known as the Great Trek.
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Weidenfeld & Nicolson Ltd (established 1948), often shortened to W&N or Weidenfeld, is a British publisher of fiction and reference books.
Zibhebhu kaMaphitha (1841–1904) (also called UZibhebhu or Usibepu) was a Zulu chief.
Zulu is a 1964 epic war film depicting the Battle of Rorke's Drift between the British Army and the Zulus in January 1879, during the Anglo-Zulu War.
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Zulu Dawn is a 1979 war film about the historical Battle of Isandlwana between British and Zulu forces in 1879 in South Africa.
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The Zulu Kingdom, sometimes referred to as the Zulu Empire (or Zululand) is a monarchy in Southern Africa that extended along the coast of the Indian Ocean from the Tugela River in the south to Pongola River in the north.
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