Page 355. " Those Boers are upsetting me - that fellow Chamberlain's driving the country into war "

There were two Boer wars in South Africa, towards the end of Queen Victoria's reign. Ill-equipped and largely untrained Afrikaners of Dutch descent fought the British Empire to maintain control of their territory and mining rights in the Transvaal and Orange Free State.


 Key: the South African Republic/Transvaal (green); Orange Free State (orange); British Cape Colony (blue); Natal (red).