Posts Tagged ‘Ashanti’

Britain Takes Control

September 9, 1821

In 1821, the British Government took control of the British trading forts on the Gold Coast. In 1844, Fanti chiefs in the area signed an agreement with the British that became the legal stepping stone to colonial status for the coastal area. From 1826 to 1900, the British fought a series of campaigns against the Ashantis (specifically the 1st Ashanti War 1863-64 and the 2nd Ashanti War 1873-74), whose kingdom was located inland. In 1902, they succeeded in establishing firm control over the Ashanti region and making the northern territories a protectorate.

 

Osu Castle, Accra

Osu Castle, Accra

James Fort, Accra

James Fort, Accra

Canons at Cape Coast Castle

Canons at Cape Coast Castle