W. E. Montague
The defeat of the Zulu nation After the disastrous defeat of the British Army under Chelmsford at Isandhlwana the British Government quickly realised that the subjugation of the Zulus..
Waller Ashe, E. V. Wyatt Edgell & J.W. Fortescue
A cavalry officer’s view of the Anglo-Zulu War
There are several comprehensive histories of the Zulu War written during the time it was being fought or completed shortly after the cessation of host..
Frederick Courteney Selous & D. Tyrie Laing
Tribal Conflict in East Africa 1895-1896—Sunshine and Storm in Rhodesia by Frederick Courteney Selous & The Matabele Rebellion, 1896 by D. Tyrie Laing
The struggles for Africa
There can be few more interesting and evocative periods of British imperial history than the struggles for south-eastern Africa. The empire had found itself colliding with ..
R. S. S. Baden-Powell
The Downfall of Prempeh, a Diary of Life With the Native Levy in Ashanti, 1895-6 & The Matabele Campaign 1896
The early campaigns of a famous British soldier and Chief Scout
Robert Baden-Powell is internationally famous as the founder of the worldwide Boy Scout movement, but he first came to the attention ..
W. H. Tomasson
The Experiences of an Officer of “Baker’s Horse” in the Kaffir and Zulu Wars 1878-79
With Colonial troops in South Africa
Many of the small wars of the Victorian era were fought in places where British colonists were attempting to build new lives in proximity to indigenous peoples...
G. Hamilton-Browne (Maori Browne)
Reminiscences of the Maori and Zulu Wars by a Colonial Officer
Anecdotes of soldiers against the Maori tribes and in South Africa
The author of this book, sometimes known as ‘Maori Browne,’ had a long career as a colonial soldier. He left posterity with three ..
G. Hamilton-Browne (Maori Browne)
The Recollections of an Officer of the Natal Native Contingent During the Zulu War, 1879
An essential first hand account of the Anglo-Zulu War
The author of this book, sometimes known as ‘Maori Browne,’ had a long career as a colonial soldier. He left posterity with three books based e..
The Experiences of a Missionary in 19th Century South Africa
A missionary in South Africa in time of war
Those who know anything of the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 are aware that the king of that martial nation was Cetywayo. The Zulu people had been crafted into ..
Experiences With ‘the Waterkloof Rangers’ During the Xhosa Wars in Cape Colony
A complex and controversial Victorian’s account of war
It is fatal to project the attitudes of the modern (or any) age onto those of another time or to view historical events from any perspectives ..
Henry F. Norbury
Sailors and Assegais
During the long years of Queen Victoria’s reign there was little or no opportunity for the Royal Navy to reprise the role it had played in the great days of the age of sail and..
H. P. Holt
The Zulu War, the Boer War, the Zulu Rebellion and Policing the Colonial Frontier in South Africa 1873-1906
Fighting and policing on the veldt and in the bush
In parts of the globe during the nineteenth century, particularly those quarters incrementally being coloured red by the growth of the British Emp..
Thomas J. Lucas
Experiences of Kaffir Warfare, Camp Life and Sport in South Africa
The Cape in the early years of Queen Victoria’s reign
The author of this book was a trooper in the Cape Mounted Rifles serving in South Africa—or the Cape Colony—in the middle years of the nineteen..
W. J. Gould
The Experiences of a Sergeant of 16th Queen’s Lancers in Afghanistan, the Gwalior War, the First Sikh War and the Kaffir War
The Life of a Scarlet Lancer at war
This is an essential book for all those interested in the wars in India as the British Empire finally brought the jewel of the sub-continent into the crown of it..
William H. Cope
Volume 2 of a special edition
This is the second volume of Leonaur’s special two volume edition created by dividing Cope’s expansive work on the green coated sharpshooters—the famous Rifles. Where ..
A Chronicle of the War by a Commentator on the Scene
On the spot reportage of catastrophe and victory in Victorian Africa
This book has much in common with D. C. F. Moodie’s work on the subject published by Leonaur under the title ‘Zulu:1879.’ Wilmot..