okiojo's chronicles vol.2 - 1897 (the benin kingdom)
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“Okiojo, the all knowing and the wise, takes us back on journeys that explain the rich and vibrant history and culture of our great land of Nigeria.” "It is said that you can only know where you are going if you know where you have come from." At the end of the 19th century, the Kingdom of Benin had managed to retain its independence and the Oba exercised a monopoly over trade which the British found irksome. The territory was coveted by an influential group of investors for its rich natural resources such as palm-oil, rubber and ivory. The kingdom was largely independent of British control pressure continued from figures such as vice-consul James Robert Phillips and Captain Gallwey (the British vice-consul of Oil Rivers Protectorate) who were pushing for British annexation of the Benin Empire and the removal of the Oba. The Benin Expedition of 1897 was a punitive expedition by a United Kingdom force of 1,200 under Admiral Sir Harry Rawson. As a result, much of the country's art, including the Benin Bronzes, was either destroyed, looted or dispersed across Europe. Buy Okiojo's Chronicles Vol.2 - 1897 (The Benin Kingdom) and find out more! Noticed an error in this book? Send a mail to to report it

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