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  • Morant and Handcock as Murderers or Scapegoats of the Empire

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    The realities and truths of Morant’s life differ substantially to the legend. Morant and Handcock were not scapegoats but heartless murderers. Harry Morant and Peter Handcock were unstable men, held a desire accompanied with revenge to kill the Boer prisoners and carried out the unwarranted killing of an innocent German missionary. Harry ‘the Breaker’ Morant, ‘a scapegoat of his own unstable character’[2] and P.J. Handcock, a ‘victim’ of his brutal actions, were not scapegoats. Their distasteful

  • The Main Reasons for the Liberal Victory of 1906

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    from the Education Bill of 1902’. War has always highlighted the dangers of Britain’s political decisions and the parties in power. The 1900 British general election was called by Prime Minister Lord Salisbury on the back of recent British victories. At this point there was much patriotic enthusiasm for war from the British public, resulting in a Conservative party Victory. However public support quickly waned as it became apparent that the war would not be easy and it dragged on. There

  • Imperialism In South Africa Essay

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    During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries South Africa was plagued by war. Conflicts arose between the Dutch settlers, known as the Boers and the British, in an attempt to carry out Kipling’s “White mans burden”, which gave way to two wars, known as the Anglo-Boer Wars. Major conflict was caused by the British presence and quest for imperialism and the Boer’s strive for independence. The Dutch were the first known to settle in South Africa, landing in the Cape in 1652. The goal

  • Britain's Mindset of Grand Superiority in Virginia Woolf’s, Mrs. Dalloway

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    Nineteenth century Britain was a dominate empire across the globe. Despite the country’s loss of a major colonial force — the United States — the country still dominate world trade, allowing for a sense of pride to be installed within the hearts of the English. As exposed throughout Virginia Woolf’s, Mrs. Dalloway, the mindset of the British was one of grand superiority. Due to the success of the British empire's colonial expeditions, many British citizens felt as though their country was the

  • bru

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    At the beginning of March, 2014, I went to South Africa and visited some of these places including the governor of Kwazulu-Natal’s provence as well as some of the battlefields (such as Colenso). The Zulu War, 1879: There were two parties involved with the Zulu war, the British and the Zulus. The British were involved because diamonds were discovered in Zulu territory, while the Zulus were involved because the British were trying to take their land and resources and put their political ideals in place

  • Breaker morant

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    primary reason why I decided to express my views creatively upon this issue, of the film Breaker Morant by Bruce Beresford, is that the order made clear by the British High Command sent out to the Bushveldt Carbineers was bitter and simple. To fight the Boer on its terms, and to take no prisoners. Such an order could prove fatal, especially to Lieutenant Harry Breaker Morant, who was dishonorably used as a scapegoat for the British Empire to appease political conflict between Germany at the time. Throughout

  • Ben Franklin Norris

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    writer. He traveled to South Africa and wrote an article about the Boer war. His plans to stay there were cut short as he was captured by the Boer army and deported back to the United States. When he returned to San Francisco, Norris began writing for the magazine The Wave. It was at The Wave that he wrote his first published article that later turned into a novel. Norris continued to work as a journalist, covering the Spanish-American war and he published a few more novels. In 1900, he began work on

  • The Portrayal of War in the Poems, The Cry of South Africa and Drummer Hodge

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    dictated his final poem to his first wife on his deathbed. Drummer Hodge written in 1902 by Thomas Hardy was originally published under the title “The Dead Drummer”. The boy drummer Hodge was from Hardy’s town, Wessex in England. With the outbreak of war in the world it gave Hardy the material needed to inspire himself from a lacklustre frame of mind. With the death of the local boy stirred emotions that were hidden within the poet to write of the adolescent young man. Hardy concentrates on the aftermath

  • Compare and contrast the poet's attitudes to and experiences of war in

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    and experiences of war in Drummer Hodge and The soldier - How does the poet's use of language effect the readers' perception of war? Drummer Hodge is written about the Boer war (around 1899 - 1902), which was a war between the British and the Boers. The feature of the poem is a Wessex drummer boy who was killed in this war. The poem starts with the end of the boy's life as his body is disposed of practically, with no dignity, this gives the reader the idea that war has a bigger picture

  • Historians' Changing Opinions of Oliver Cromwell

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    Oliver Cromwell was a well known military dictator. He helped the Parliamentarians win the First Civil War and was named Lord Protector. He died in 1658 but many people still remember him as one of the best leaders in history although others believe he was a harsh tyrant and always wanted too much power for himself. Throughout the years, numerous historians have changed their views on whether he was a good leader or not. This work will look at three interpretations from different people on who Cromwell