Why Cecil Rhodes left England

Cecil Rhodes was once asked why he had come to South Africa [from England]. Was it, as some of his friends would have it, love of adventure? Or perhaps it was, as others held, on account of his health? Rhodes acknowledged a grain of truth in each of these suggestions -- before adding: "The real fact is that I could no longer stand English eternal cold mutton."

0/5 0 votes

Share It

Share Report

Related Anecdotes