The British Empire was vast, but it didn’t spring up over night. South Africa was a vital imperial staging post, then a fledgling colony. The story of how it got to be is intimately linked to the land and the people. Start the next series on empire, this episode covers
Intro and reviews
Why South Africa?
Mythbusting: Africa, a continent of cities and kingdoms.
The many African migrations throughout History.
South Africa: The land – beauty and danger.
Islands and ship wrecks.
The Dutch arrive, and the Napoleonic Wars.
Ours by right of conquest – the British take the Cape from the Dutch.
The Dutch Boer migrations begin.
The Xhosa & War.
The British decide to remove the Xhosa from the neutral zone.
Col Graham and the first British Imperial War in South Africa.
If you want to get in touch, I’d love to hear from you. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, follow me on twitter @ageofvictoria, visit the website at www.ageofvictoriapodcast.com. The show also has a facebook page and group. Just search for Age of Victoria. Don’t forget to leave a review on Apple Podcasts, it takes less time than making a coffee. You can also subscribe for free on most major podcast apps. To support the show on Patreon, either CLICK HERE you can go to Patreon and search for Age of Victoria podcast or my name. Take care and bye for now.Get in touch