Kiplings poem reffers to the captain that lead the charge in Africa that may have resulted in the Boer war. This is a fantastic poem and well worth all the priase, but does anyone know of greater information that found on the history of the poem itself.
There's a little bit here:
There it says that Kipling was inspired by "Jameson and Rhodes." (Cecil Rhodes and Leander Starr Jameson)
Search for [Kipling + Jameson + Rhodes] and you'll get plenty of historical essays tying things together, such as:
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You might also try the Kipling Society website: