Cause of the War of the Fleeing Wife Between England and the Zulus

About the cause of the War of the Fleeing Wife between England and the Zulus in Africa, history and information.

YEAR: 1879

WAR: War of the Fleeing Wife

PLACE: Africa

OPPONENTS: Great Britain v. Zulu Nation

PROVOCATION: Zulu Chief Sirayo's wife, Umhlana, left him. She hid in British territory. Zulu troops crossed border, kidnapped her, had her shot. England declared war over border violation.

RESULT: After initial victories, the Zulu forces were crushed by the British at Ulundi. When Zulu King Cetywayo was captured, his chiefs made peace with England.

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