Zulus

Rorke’s Drift: a desperate brawl at a mission station up there with the great battle honours of the British army

Snatching victory from the jaws of defeat: the story of Rorke’s Drift

19 January 2019 9:00 am

On 22 January last year, the entrance whiteboard at London Underground’s Dollis Hill carried a brief factual statement: On this…

Fallen idol: Mercia dela Querra, the caretaker of Orania’s Verwoerd museum, sits beside the bronze head of the founder of apartheid

Orania: the desert of Afrikaner dreams

29 October 2016 9:00 am

South African democracy has not, on the whole, been kind to the Afrikaner. During Nelson Mandela’s benign oversight of the…

The death of General Gordon by George W. Joy

Why the British make a virtue of defeat

20 February 2016 9:00 am

When Henry Worsley died last month attempting the first solo, unaided expedition across the Antarctic, he was 30 miles short…

The students tearing down Cecil Rhodes’s statue are still upholding his legacy

25 April 2015 9:00 am

Protesting students in Cape Town may disdain the statue of Cecil Rhodes, yet they do not reject his legacy