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This is the seventh installment in a series about Rhodesia. The party of Royal Horse Guards in their dashing uniforms had brought the Queen’s message to Lobengula: the “wisest and safest course” for him was to carry out his agreement … Continue reading
This is the sixth installment in a series about Rhodesia. Lobengula had investigated the white concessionaires and the missionaries, and determined that the Rudd concession was a fraud. Its sole purpose was to deceive him into giving away his country. … Continue reading
This is the third installment of a series about Rhodesia. Lobengula had grown weary of the continuous stream of concessionists and big-game hunters who came to his royal kraal begging favors. He posted a notice at the entry point to … Continue reading
This is the second installment in a series about Rhodesia. King Lobengula of the Matabele found himself extraordinarily popular with white men—too popular. Day in and day out, they rode in their wagons to the royal residence at Bulawayo, where … Continue reading