* The Jameson Raid caused enormous interest and controversy at the time and arguably was one of the main causes of the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902.  It was led by Cecil Rhodes' lieutenant and closest confidant, Dr Leander Starr Jameson, it was an unskilful attempt at overthrowing Paul Kruger’s Transvaal Republic (Dutch: Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek; the… Continue reading Volksvryheid