Editors. "Jameson surrenders to the Boers at Doornkop". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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Jameson surrenders to the Boers at Doornkop (53 words)
Historical Context Note
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.19177 Jameson surrenders to the Boers at Doornkop 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.
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