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12 May 2006

William and Lucy Johnson: Quaker martyrs in Madagascar - preview

William and Lucy Johnson were British Quaker missionaries in Madagascar
  • Indeed Lucy was the daughter of Joseph S Sewell, who was, for a time, another Quaker missionary there


  • France engaged in a war on Madagascar from 1893 to 1895
  • When the war ended, France imposed heavy reparations on the defeated country, weakening its government and impoverishing its people
  • In 1894 France decided to finish the job begun a decade earlier
  • As the French Le petit journal of 9 December 1894 explained: 'The whole world recognises that we are not the aggressors, that we have been led neither by the spirit of conquest nor by the desire for lucre, but our dignity forbids us to put up with the insults of the savages over there'

  • Edward Dommen

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