In the course of the Second Boer War, the British suffer a defeat
at Stormberg. This is to be the first of three humiliating defeats
in a single week, with the Battle of Magersfontein the following
day, and the Battle of Colenso on 15th December. As a result, this
week comes to be known as 'Black Week' for the British.
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Editors. "Battle of Stormberg: British are defeated". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=19303, accessed 12 December 2017.]
- British-Boer Wars