Who started the Boer War?
Paul Kruger was born on October 10, 1825 in Steynsburg, Cape Colony, and in 1835, his family moved during the 'Great Trek' further inland in present-day South Africa. In 1838, Zulu attacks forced the young Kruger into battle to protect the Dutch settlers, and when he turned 16, he was given land in their new home at the foot of the Magaliesberg Mountains. At 17, he was given a civilian title and military rank within the group of settlers in Transvaal, and he worked his way up through the Transvaal government, becoming president in 1883.
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The British started the Boer War.
Until 1877, the Boers had moved further inland from Cape Colony in order to remain independent of the encroaching...
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fromChapter 11 / Lesson 24
From 1899 to 1902, a group of South African farmers called Boers fought Great Britain for independence in a conflict known as the Boer War. Learn about the origins and legacy of their fighting in this lesson.