The Boer War: everything you wanted to know

Saul Dubow responds to listener questions on Victorian Britain’s bitter conflict with two southern African republics 

Saul Dubow responds to listener questions on Victorian Britain’s bitter conflict with two southern African republics. (Image by Getty Images)

What triggered the Boer War? Why did it take Britain so long to bring its enormous resources to bear? And how did the war puncture the people of Britain’s confidence in the power of their armed forces? Professor Saul Dubow answers your questions on the bitter imperial conflict.

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