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How the Asantehene,s Palace was described by one of the British soldiers in his book

 

asantehene,s palace in 1874

The Asantehene’s Palace was described by one of the British soldiers Winwood Reade in his book, thus:
Winwood Reade “The Asantee Campaign: An Account of the Third Anglo-Asante War by an Eyewitness, West Africa, 1873-4”
He described his visit to the Ashanti Royal Palace of Kumasi in 1874: “We went to the king’s palace, which consists of many courtyards, each surrounded with alcoves and verandahs, and having two gates or doors, so that each yard was a thoroughfare . . . But the part of the palace fronting the street was a stone house, Moorish in its style . . . with a flat roof and a parapet, and suites of apartments on the first floor. It was built many years ago. The rooms upstairs remind me of Wardour Street. Each was a perfect Old Curiosity Shop. Books in many languages, Bohemian glass, clocks, silver plate, old furniture, Persian rugs

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