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Miss Frances E. Colenso

The Ruin of Zululand: An Account of British Doings in Zululand since the Invasion of 1879. (Vol.I. only, 1884)

Published: William Ridgway, London, 1884

Edition: First Edition

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xx + 380 pp. Contents clean with some rubbing on the spine ends. Front hinge cracked. Frontis. of Bishop Colenso.

'It is stated that the Zulu war may be divided into three periods, the first of which is that treated of in "The History of the Zulu War," while this work covers the second and third periods. The authoress argues that, "had the restoration of Cetywayo been carried out in the kind and honest spirit with which it was conceived, long ere this the misery of Zululand would have been over." It is alleged that a certain portion of the inhabitants of Natal, assisted by the Government officials, had provoked the constant succession of wars and disputes between the British, the Boers, and the natives. Sir Battle Frere, Mr. Shepstone, and others, are accused of having worked up an agitation which transformed a peaceful situation with the Zulus into a position which ostensibly demanded an army of defence as an urgent necessity; and this latter being at last conceded by the home Government, no time was lost in changing the attitude of defence into one of offence, which resulted in "one of the most needless and disastrous campaigns which ever disgraced our arms."' - Mendelssohn Vol. I., page 356.

  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 8vo.
  • Sold By: Rare Paper
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