This study of the relationship between Cecil Rhodes and the Cape Afrikaners fills many gaps in his political biography. Previous biographers have rarely consulted the abundant Cape Afrikaner sources that this book refers to and which contribute to a better understanding of Rhodes' political career. Rhodes, who appeared on the political scene of the Cape Colony in the 1880s, played an important role in the shaping of the political outlook of the Cape Afrikaners during the last two decades of the century.

chapter |5 pages


chapter 1|79 pages

The bridegroom and the bride

chapter 2|49 pages

Courtship, 1880s

chapter 3|104 pages

The marriage, 1890–95

chapter 4|76 pages

The divorce, 1896–98

chapter |6 pages