1900 February Footnotes

[1] Boer War, South Africa – The Battle of Spion Kop was fought about 38 km west-south-west of Ladysmith on the hilltop of Spioenkop along the Tugela River, Natal in South Africa from 23–24 January 1900.

[2] The History of Pendennis by William Makepeace Thackeray.

[3] James Shoolbred and Company was a draper and later a department store, located on Tottenham Court Road, London.

[4] Sir Francis Robert Benson (1858 – 1939), commonly known as Frank Benson or F. R. Benson, was an English actor-manager. He founded his own company in 1883 and produced all but three of Shakespeare’s plays.

[5] With British reinforcements in Kimberley, the Boer forces outside the town abandoned their lines and retreated. The relief of Kimberley was one of the more impressive British operations of the war.

[6] Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, VA, CI, GCVO, GBE, RRC, GCStJ (Louisa Caroline Alberta; 1848 – 1939) was the sixth child and fourth daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. In her public life, she was a strong proponent of the arts and higher education and of the feminist cause.

[7] A close fought battle that ended on 27th February 1900 with the surrender of Pieter Arnoldus “Piet” Cronje’s Boer army to the British.

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