The Baronet and the Savage King
This chapter of our history involves five countries, powerful men, subterfuge, a botched invasion, a rebellion and land annexation.
The Slave, the Hunter, the Missionary and the Smous
The 19 short stories in the book range from the moral issue of slavery in the days of Jan van Riebeeck to the early days of ivory poaching, from the aggravations of a missionary in the remote hinterland to the successful trading of a peddler of trinkets. Some of the stories ...
The life of Robert Hart was contemporaneous with the whole history of the Cape Colony under British rule, and to write a complete history of his life would be to write, in a, great measure, a history of the colony. Had he kept a diary, it might not only have ...
The Infamous Malaboch War
The war against Malaboch has been extensively covered in the past. However, it was my reading of the diary of the Rev Colin Rae that sparked this fresh look at the campaign.
Men Of The Mendi
This is the story of the sinking of the SS Mendi during WW1, the bravery of the men on board and the ensuing inquiry conducted by the Board of Trade in London. The story follows the small band of survivors to France where they complete their tour of duty.