Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.

African Majesty


MR. EGERTON'S choice of a change of scene to escape certain features of civilized life was little more than fortuitous; but in the event it proved well judged for his purpose. For some months he lived in the headquarters of a native king of the French Mandated Territory of the Cameroon s, and came into intimate contact with a cultural outlook and organization of life which he found novel, but in its cultural environment, essentially reasonable, allowance being made for certain adjustments necessitated by the regulations of the mandatory power.

African Majesty:

a Record of Refuge at the Court of the King of Bangangté in the French Cameroorts. By F. Clement C. Egerton. Pp. xx + 348 + 123 plates. (London: George Routledge and Sons, Ltd., 1938.) 18s. net.

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution

Access options

Rent or buy this article

Get just this article for as long as you need it


Prices may be subject to local taxes which are calculated during checkout

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

African Majesty. Nature 143, 179–180 (1939).

Download citation

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI:


Quick links

Nature Briefing

Sign up for the Nature Briefing newsletter — what matters in science, free to your inbox daily.

Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing