• John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Basutoland first received the protection of Britain in 1868 at the request of Moshesh, the first paramount chief. In 1871 the territory was annexed to the Cape Colony, but in 1884 it was restored to the direct control of the British Government through the High Commissioner for South Africa.


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Books of Reference

  1. Lesotho: Report for 1968. Maseru, 1969Google Scholar
  2. Ashton, H., The Basuto. 2nd ed. OUP, 1967Google Scholar
  3. Hailey, Lord, The Republic of South Africa and the High Commission Territories. OUP, 1963Google Scholar
  4. Spence, J. E., Lesotho. OUP, 1968Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1971

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