. Modern and contemporary European history (1815-1921). THE BRITISH EMPIRE 413 South Africa South Africa was originally settled by Dutch colonists inthe seventeenth century. French Huguenots, fleeing frompersecution, also came there. It remained a Friction be-Dutch colony till 1814, when it was given to the f^ncf*English by the Congress of Vienna. Almost Boersimmediately immigration from Great Britain set in. Fric-tion arose between the Government and the Boers, as theDutch were called, over the introduction of the Englishlanguage, laws, and customs. In 1834 tne Boers were greatlyangered becau

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. Modern and contemporary European history (1815-1921). THE BRITISH EMPIRE 413 South Africa South Africa was originally settled by Dutch colonists inthe seventeenth century. French Huguenots, fleeing frompersecution, also came there. It remained a Friction be-Dutch colony till 1814, when it was given to the f^ncf*English by the Congress of Vienna. Almost Boersimmediately immigration from Great Britain set in. Fric-tion arose between the Government and the Boers, as theDutch were called, over the introduction of the Englishlanguage, laws, and customs. In 1834 tne Boers were greatlyangered becau Stock Photo
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. Modern and contemporary European history (1815-1921). THE BRITISH EMPIRE 413 South Africa South Africa was originally settled by Dutch colonists inthe seventeenth century. French Huguenots, fleeing frompersecution, also came there. It remained a Friction be-Dutch colony till 1814, when it was given to the f^ncf*English by the Congress of Vienna. Almost Boersimmediately immigration from Great Britain set in. Fric-tion arose between the Government and the Boers, as theDutch were called, over the introduction of the Englishlanguage, laws, and customs. In 1834 tne Boers were greatlyangered becau
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. Modern and contemporary European history (1815-1921). THE BRITISH EMPIRE 413 South Africa South Africa was originally settled by Dutch colonists inthe seventeenth century. French Huguenots, fleeing frompersecution, also came there. It remained a Friction be-Dutch colony till 1814, when it was given to the f^ncf*English by the Congress of Vienna. Almost Boersimmediately immigration from Great Britain set in. Fric-tion arose between the Government and the Boers, as theDutch were called, over the introduction of the Englishlanguage, laws, and customs. In 1834 tne Boers were greatlyangered because the British Parliament abolished negroslavery in South Africa; and, furthermore, most of the com-pensation allowed to the Boer masters went into thepockets of the bankers through whom the financial trans-action was conducted. So incensed were the Boers at Brit-ish rule that, like the Children of Israel of old, they decidedto wander forth into the wilderness to seek other homes. In 1836 there began an exodus of Boers known as theGreat Trek. About te

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