Jameson surrenders to the Boers at Doornkop

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