Anthony Durnford

Standard Name: Durnford, Anthony


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Family and Intimate relationships Frances Colenso
FC had a clandestine relationship with the married Colonel Anthony Durnford , whose estranged wife was living in England. FC supported him in his sympathy for the Zulu people, and wrote a number of works...
Residence Frances Colenso
In October 1879 she departed for Europe, where she remained until she returned to Africa in October 1881.The disastrous events of the Anglo-Zulu war in 1879 and the death of Colonel Durnford probably contributed...
Textual Production Frances Colenso
My Chief and I is based on the story of FC 's lover, Colonel Anthony Durnford . It is largely a defence of the role he played in the Langalibalele Outbreak, which took place in...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Frances Colenso
Using her fictional narrator, Atherton Wylde, Colenso recounts the events of the battle and attempts to demonstrate the nobility and wisdom of Durnford's actions. In the novel Durnford is thinly disguised as the Chief...


11 January-4 July 1879: Thousands were killed in the British war...

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11 January-4 July 1879

Thousands were killed in the British war against the Zulu under chief Cetewayo or Cetshwayo in Zululand (now KwaZulu-Natal), South Africa.


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