A timeline of the key event of the boer war.

A timeline of the key event of the boer war: Road to war, battles, Black week, political elections & consequent reforms.

HideShow resource information
  • Created by: James
  • Created on: 06-11-09 15:10
Preview of A timeline of the key event of the boer war.

First 194 words of the document:

Key Dates of the Boer War.
1869
Diamonds discovered at Kimberley
1879
First Boer War Britain force defeated
188284
Independence granted to the Transvaal & Orange Free State
1886
Gold discovered in the Transvaal
1895
Cecil Rhodes attempts to overthrow the Transvaal with Jameson Raid fails.
1899
May Kruger & Milner meet for negotiations over the Uitlander problem fails
Aug. Britain sent reinforcements to the Cape.
Oct. Boer ultimatum to Britain refused.
Sieges of Kimberley, Mafeking and Ladysmith begin.
Dec. Black Week Britain loses three battles.
1900
Jan. Buller defeated at Spion Kop
Feb. Relief of Kimberley and Ladysmith
Mar. Roberts captures Bloemfontein, OFS capital
May Mafeking Relieved and Johannesburg captured
Oct. Khaki Election Conservatives win a comfortable majority
Nov. Kitchener takes over as CinC to mop up
1901
Guerrilla warfare
Introduction of concentration camps & `scorched earth' policy
1902
May Peace of Vereeniging ­ Boers accept British Imperial sovereignty.
1904
Esher Enquiry Report ­ reorganisation of the War Office
1906
Liberal Landslide in the general election
Haldane's army reforms
190612

Other pages in this set

Page 2

Preview of page 2

Here's a taster:

Various Liberal Reforms ­ drive to national efficiency.…read more

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar History resources:

See all History resources »See all resources »