The Wedding Feast War

The Final Tragedy of the Xhosa People

Keith Smith

The last of the nine Frontier Wars fought from 1799 to 1877 was in many ways a ‘prequel' to the more famous Zulu War of 1879. This book has made extensive use of British Parliamentary Papers, official War Office dispatches and personal accounts and correspondence to tell the story of this neglected episode of South African military history.
Date Published :
December 2012
Publisher :
Frontline Books
Language:
English
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781848326811
Pages : 286
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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Overview
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The last of the nine Frontier Wars fought between 1799–1877 was in many ways a ‘prequel’ to the more famous Zulu War of 1879, featuring as it did many of the British regiments and personalities who were to fight at Isandlwana, as well as being the final defeat of the Xhosa people and their reduction to lowly workers for the colonists.

This war saw conflict between the British authorities (the governor-general and the commander-in-chief) and the government of the Cape, leading to the dismissal of that government by Sir Bartle Frere, the Governor-General.

This book has made extensive use of British Parliamentary Papers, official War Office dispatches and personal accounts and correspondence to tell the full story of this neglected yet fascinating episode of South African military history, which provides an insight into the origins of and attitudes of the principal figures in the following conflict with the Zulus.

About The Author
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Keith Smith is a retired computer consultant with a long-standing interest in South African military history. He has published several books on the subject, including Harry Smith’s Last Throw, also published by Frontline Books.

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