Thank you to Jacqui Murray from Worddreams blog for hosting me with a post about the role of women in the Second Anglo Boer War. Jacqui writes wonderful books and has a well research and fascinating series of books about early man. Do take a look around while you are there.
Robbie Cheadle’s latest book, A Ghost and his Gold, takes place during the Boer Wars, two important South African conflicts that few outside the country understand. They were between the Brits fighting for the Crown and Dutch settlers (called Boers) fighting for their way of life. The First resulted in Boer victory and the eventual independence of the South African Republic in 1884. But the discovery of gold reignited British Imperial interests and in 1899, the Second Anglo Boer War broke out. The Boer women played an important role and eventually, the British leadership realised that subduing them was the only way to a successful end to the war.
Robbie’s book takes place during the Second of these two…
The role of women in the Second Anglo Boer War
At the end of the 19th century when the Second Anglo Boer War broke out, the European…
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