Initially the might of the British Empire was humbled as never before by the shocking Zulu victory at Isandlwana, but the 1879 war ended with the brutal crushing of the Zulu Nation. However, as Greaves reveals, this was by no means the end of the story. The little-known consequences of the division of Zululand, the Boer War, and the 1906 Zulu Rebellion are analyzed in fascinating detail. An added merit of this long-awaited history is written not just by a leading authority but, thanks to the coauthor’s contribution, from the Zulu perspective using completely fresh material, making this unique among most popular histories. This paperback edition also features a new introduction from Greaves.
SubtitleThe History, Rise, and Fall of the Tribe That Washed Its Spears
AuthorBy Adrian Greaves, By Xolani Mkhize, Foreword by Ian Knight
Published6 March 2018
Dimensions6.00 x 9.00in.
About the author
Adrian Greaves, a former soldier and senior police officer, has devoted the past twenty years of his life to studying the Anglo-Zulu War. He is the founder of the Anglo Zulu War Historical Society and the author of numerous works, including the bestselling Rorke’s Drift, to which this book is a worthy companion. He and his wife live at Tenterden, Kent, United Kingdom.
Xolani Mkhize listened to Adrian Greaves’s lectures at Rorke’s Drift as a curious teenager. He then worked for David Rattray becoming an accredited battlefield guide. As the manager of the Rorke’s Drift Zulu Village, he is a popular member of the local community. Being from the Mkhize tribe makes him well placed to understand Zulu history and culture. He lives in Natal Province, South Africa.
Ian Knight is an acknowledged authority on the Anglo-Zulu War and the history of the Zulu Kingdom. He has written over thirty books on South African history, including Zulu Rising.
—Dr. David Payne, The Anglo Zulu Research Society
“Just when you think everything has been written on the subject, up pops Adrian Greaves with his characteristically fresh approach and intriguing revelations. Exciting, cleverly detailed and highly readable.”
—The Victoria Cross Society
“Adrian Greaves does not flinch from controversy and his thoughtful conclusions present much to reflect upon . . . essential reading.”
—Professor John Laband
“A wonderfully vigorous account that puts us in the thick of the action. A masterful and sound work.”
—David Charles, manager, The Kingdom, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
“A sound work and interesting to read. Very well researched.”
—Ian Knight, author The Zulu War, Then and Now