he Anglo-Ashanti Wars were a series of five 19th-century conflicts that took place between 1824 and 1900, between the Asante Kingdom—in the Akan interior of the Gold Coast now Ghana—and Great Britain and its allies.
Photo 1……. The King Of Ashantee’s BedThe King Of Ashantee’s Bed. (Photo by Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images). A British Army officer gingerly approaches, and peers into one of the Chambers of the Asantehene Kofi Kaakari at the Manhyia Palace, 1874 SAGRENTI WAR.
#Photo 2………….. Ashanti War, Paying West Indian Regiment(Original Caption) Illustration entitled “PAYING A WEST INDIA REGIMENT,” depicting a scene from the Ashanti War, 1874. Undated woodcut.
Photo 3…… Here men and women porters or carriers from the Fante tribe (under British protection) are being paid at Cape Coast Castle. The Ashanti War (SAGRENTI WAR) fought between,1873-74, was between King Kofi Karikari, ruler of the Ashanti (or Asantehene), and the British. Both were trying to secure the coastal town of Elmina on the West Coast of Africa also known as the Gold Coast.
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