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Back to the archives! I’ve just come across this tract I wrote back in 2012 on the occasion of the reunion of the Dunn family in that year. 1,422 more words


Zulus in Sherborne

The first of our 2015 Sherborne events took place yesterday when Col. Iain Swinnerton described the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879, followed by a wine-tasting of six South African wines. 641 more words

The life and times of the fourth Napoléon

With Napoléon Bonaparte as your great-uncle life must not have been easy for you, Napoléon Eugène (also known as Louis Napoléon)! Born on 16th March 1856, he was the only child of the deposed Emperor of the French, Napoléon III who was in turn Napoléon I’s nephew. 750 more words

Culture & Society

The amabutho that fought at Isandlwana

In my favourite isiZulu-English dictionary, there are a few valuable veins of vocabulary, or nodes. I’ve written about them before – amabutho, izinja, imibala, izinyoka, izinyoni, iziphoso, izinhlanzi and izihlobo are the main ones. 936 more words