Jameson surrenders to the Boers at Doornkop (53 words)

Historical Context Note

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Leander Starr Jameson, British administrator of Southern Rhodesia and leader of the so-called Jameson Raid, is forced to surrender at Doornkop. The raid had been a failed attempt to incite rebellion among the expatriate migrant workers in the Transvaal, in order to overthrow the Boer republic that threatened British domination in South Africa.

Editors. "Jameson surrenders to the Boers at Doornkop". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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