John Dunn, Cetywayo and the Three Generals

John Dunn, Cetywayo and the Three Generals

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John Dunn (1834-95) became an infamous figure ('a perfect gorilla') in Britain after his involvement in the Anglo-Zulu war of 1879. A British subject who had lived all his life in South Africa, he spent his early years learning to be an expert hunter of large game before becoming a confidant of the Zulu king Cetshwayo, quickly accumulating wealth and power; although already married, he took forty-nine wives and fathered one hundred and seventeen children. However, when war broke out he sided with the British against his former friend and patron, and was rewarded with a huge tract of territory in the former Zulu kingdom. This book, published in 1886 and edited by his friend D. C. F. Moodie (1838-91), presents his side of the story, and contains fascinating insights into an extraordinary life lived among the Zulus in the nineteenth century.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139051067
  • 9781139051064

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Preface; 1. The wrong box; 2. Start for Umpande's kraal; 3. Cetywayo doubts me; 4. Discontinue hunting trips; 5. Umpande's death in 1872; 6. Fear of Northern Zulus; 7. Cetywayo's ancestors; 8. Fire again; 9. Collection of Pande's cattle; 10. Fight at Undini kraal; 11. Change of the King's tone; 12. Troops massing in Natal; 13. Ultimatum never reaches Cetywayo; 14. Meet Lord Chelmsford; 15. My opinion of Lord Chelmsford; 16. I arrive at Fort Chelmsford; 17. I am placed under Sir Garnet; 18. Copy of my deed of chieftainship; Appendix.
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