The British invasion of Zululand: some thoughts for the centenary year
It is now one hundred years since the British invaded the Zulu kingdom and the Zulu, by the
effectiveness of their resistance, brought their name so dramatically before the world.
Although the way had been prepared by travellers' accounts, and by the" intelligent Zulu"
who had initiated Bishop Colenso's heretical writings, it was the destruction of the British
camp at Isandlwana, the defence at Rorke's Drift, and the death of Louis Napoleon that
spread the name Zulu and their reputation to all parts of the world and made them probably …