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A History Of Classical African Cities

HomeTeam HistoryOct 20, 2021

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A History Of Africa’s Looted Heritage

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The Ashanti War 1873 & Wolseley’s Ashanti Ring

The History Chap Feb 16, 2023

The Anglo-Ashanti War 1873 and Garnet Wolseley’s Ashanti Ring.

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The Ashanti Empire in modern day Ghana, West Africa, were to prove one of the most tenacious enemies the British faced in 19th century Africa.

It would take, the ingenuity of one of 19th century Britain’s greatest generals to better them.

This is the story of General Sir Garnet Wolseley and the Third Anglo-Ashanti War of 1873-74.

In 1867, after an internal power struggle, 30-year old Kofi Karikari become king of the Ashanti.
He had no time for the British or the tribes they protected on the coast.
As far as he was concerned these were traditional vassal territories of the ancient Ashanti empire.
In 1873, he sent a 12,000 strong army across the border to prove who was really in charge.

Major General Garnet Wolseley was dispatched to secure British interests, protect the local tribes and bring the Ashanti to heel.

He brought with him a group of 35 hand-picked officers – his fabled Ashanti Ring.
Many would become generals, such as John McNeill, Henry Brackenbury, John Maurice, Redvers Buller, William Butler, Evelyn Wood and George Pomeroy Colley.

Wolseley planned his campaign meticulously to fit in to the 3 month dry season.

Royal Engineers cut a route through the jungle to the border 70 miles away. En-route they constructed 7 fortified bases, containing barracks,, storage sheds, hospitals, water purifying and even bakeries, butchers and post offices.

The engineers also constructed 237 bridges during this campaign.

There was enough quinine for every soldier to be take daily during the campaign.

Wolseley also did away with the British soldiers traditional red tunics, providing uniforms of light grey home spun material. Much cooler and practical for this environment.

Wolseley’s army consisting of British troops from the 42nd regiment (the Black Watch), the Welch Fusiliers, the Rifle brigade, as well as Royal Marines and sailors advanced in January 1874.
They were joined by the 1st and 2nd West Indian Regiments and two regiments of local African recruits.

On the 31st January, he defeated the Ashanti army at the Battle of of Amoaful and 4 days later entered their capital as Kumasi.

Seizing anything of value, the British then blew up the royal palace and set fire to the city.
The third Anglo-Ashanti war was over.

Wolseley’s victory in the Ashanti War had cost just 18 men killed in battle and a further 55 dead from disease.
He had managed a campaign through dense jungle and had got his army in and out during the 3 month dry season.

Wolseley returned to a heros welcome in Britain.
Sir Garnet Wolseley was feted in the press as “Our Only General”.

His meticulous organisation led to a popular slang phrase in Victorian Britain: “All Sir Garnet” which meant everything was okay or sorted. #theashantiwar1873 #generalgarnetwolseley #theashantiring


0:00 Intro

0:54 The Ashanti Empire

2:42 British in West Africa

4:11 Prelude to War

6:55 General Garnet Wolseley

10:30 “All Sir Garnet”

13:09 Battle of Amoaful

15:37 Capture of Kumasi

17:00 Wolseley – “Our Only General”

18:30 The History Chap

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The Zulu War 1879

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The Barbary Pirates & England’s White Slaves

The History Chap Feb 23, 2023 #britishhistory #forgottenhistory

The little known story of the Barbary pirates and England’s White Slaves.

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Did you know that at the same time that the British were involved in the trans-Atlantic slave trade, white Britons were being sold into slavery in Africa?

For over 200 years, from the reign of James I right up until George III, Muslim pirates from the abducted thousands of British sailors and sold them in the slave markets on the Barbary Coast in North Africa.

They even landed in Cornwall raiding coastal villages and taking men, women and children into captivity.

It is a fascinating and little known story from British history.

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For a period of 200 years, English merchant and fishing vessels were regularly attacked by the Barbary pirates and thousands of sailors sold in the slave markets of North Africa – most never to return home.

Exactly how many? Poor record keeping means we cannot be sure.

But here is one example. In 1616, the Admiralty reported that 466 vessels with their crews had been seized in the previous 7 years.

In 1625, a petition was presented to parliament from 2,000 wives of captured sailors requesting assistance to pay ransoms for the return of their loved ones.
Meanwhile the mayor of Poole in Dorset, reported 27 ships and 200 sailors had been seized off the Dorset coast in a 10 day period.

There were reports of deserted boats drifting off Sussex and raids on Kings Lynn in Norfolk.

But, it was the South West peninsular that bore the brunt of these pirate activities.

In 1625 fishing vessels from Looe, Penzanze and Mousehole were found floating abandoned.

In August 1625, the Barbary Corsairs boldly landed in St. Michael’s Bay in Cornwall, raiding local settlements and carrying off 60 men, women, and children into slavery.

In the late 1620’s the Barbary pirates audaciously seized the island of Lundy in the Bristol Channel and used it as a base for their operations for the next 7 years

It was from Lundy that they raided Iceland in the summer of 1647, carrying off over 400 inhabitants.
It was also from the island that the Barbary pirates under a Dutch muslim convert swept down in the Irish settlement of Baltimore in County Cork capturing 103 villagers. Only 3 were to return home from slavery.

Estimates put the number of English sailors and civilians abducted during a 20 year period from 1622-1644 as high as 7,000.

We will never know exactly how many English white slaves were carried off by the Barbary pirates.
What we do know, is that due to geography, the numbers from Mediterranean countries were larger.

Historian, Robert Davies, from the University of Ohio estimates that over a 200-year period, the Barbary pirates probably seized up to 1.2 million captives from Europe.
Other academics have challenged that figure but haven’t come up with an alternative.

Whilst a twelfth of the estimated figure of slaves transported from West Africa to the Americas, 1 millions is still a huge figure.

When Europeans Were Slaves | History Of The Barbary Slave Trade

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Check out Nominal’s Boxing Day Sale and use the code BUY 1 GET 1 FREE: https://nominalx.com/hikmahistory The Barbary Slave Trade thrived off piracy in the Mediterranean. Pirates operated off the coast of North Africa preyed on European coastal settlements and ships; enslaving Europeans who were subsequently brought back to port cities in Morocco and Algeria among other places. Historians have speculated that from the 16th to the early 19th century, as much as 1 million Christian Europeans were enslaved by the Barbary pirates.

Enslaved Icelander Describes Horror of Barbary Pirate Raid (1627) // Diary of Ólafur Egilsson

Voices of the Past Mar 24, 2022

Extracts taken from The Travels of Reverend Olafur Egilsson: The Story of the Barbary Corsair Raid on Iceland in 1627. by Olafur Egilsson (Author), Karl Smari Hreinsson (Translator), Adam Nichols (Translator) https://www.amazon.com/Travels-Revere…

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Ancient & Medieval Africa

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