oa Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History - The first British occupation of the Cape of Good Hope and two prize cases on joint capture in the High Court of Admiralty

Volume 2005 Number 11
  • ISSN : 1021-545X
  • E-ISSN: 2411-7870



Extracted from text ... THE FIRST BRITISH OCCUPATION OF THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE AND TWO PRIZE CASES ON JOINT CAPTURE IN THE HIGH COURT OF ADMIRALTY JP van Niekerk (University of South Africa) 1 Introduction The First British Occupation of the Cape of Good Hope in 1795, and in particular the battles of Muizenberg, in August and September 1795, and Saldanha Bay, in September 1796, have been well documented by historians, including naval and military historians.1 Less well known, it seems, is that both naval battles gave rise to several legal battles in the High Court of Admiralty in London. Two of ..

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