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This Day In History

Britain returns the Cape to the Netherlands and the flag of the Batavian Republic is hoisted on the Castle

Monday, 21 February 1803
In terms of the Treaty of Amiens, signed in 1802 (between England and France), the British officially returned the Cape Colony to the Netherlands on 21 February 1803. It was then renamed the Batavian Republic and the flag of the Batavian Republic was hoisted on the Castle. ..
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