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Brief lives: Samuel Derrick

Samuel Derrick (1724-69), was an Irish writer, friend of Dr Johnson, Boswell, and Tobias Smollett, and master of the ceremonies at both Bath and Tunbridge Wells. He published, among other works: The Dramatic Censor, No. 1; Sylla, a dramatic entertainment, from the French of Frederick II of Prussia; A Voyage from the Moon, from the […]

Brief lives: Shaka

King Shaka of the amaZulu (1787-1828) conquered the Butelezi, (the Zulus,) the eLangeni, the Butelezi (again), the Mtetwa, the Quabes, the Ndwandwe, the Tembu, the Cunu, and the Ndwandwe (for a second time) – and was killed by his brother.