British High Commissioner in South Africa delivers ultimatum to Zulus

(47 words)
  • Editors

Historical Context Note

Bartle Frere, British High Commissioner in South Africa, sends an ultimatum to the Zulu king Cetshwayo, demanding that he disband his army. This is neither in his interest nor easily accomplished, and as a result of his refusal, war breaks out between the British and the Zulus.
Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are a member (student of staff) of a subscribing institution (see List), you should be able to access the LE on campus directly (without the need to log in), and off-campus either via the institutional log in we offer, or via your institution's remote access facilities, or by creating a personal user account with your institutional email address. If you are not a member of a subscribing institution, you will need to purchase a personal subscription. For more information on how to subscribe as an individual user, please see under Individual Subcriptions.

Editors. "British High Commissioner in South Africa delivers ultimatum to Zulus". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[, accessed 28 September 2016.]