However, Cecil Rhodes along with other British elites would have greater aims– that of a World Federation. Rhodes set up a secret society to pursue his goals.A select few– including Lord Milner, William Stead and Lord Rothschild were in on the plan… Rhodes left an endowment to set up the famous Rhodes Scholarship. But secretly, Rhodes also established the Round Table group that pulled its select initiates from Oxford and Cambridge institutions.
According to Prof. Quigley, Rhodes called for the formation of a secret society in five early wills– establishing a Rhodes Scholarship in his final will.
“leaving part of his great fortune to fund the Rhodes Scholarships at Oxford in order to spread the English ruling class tradition throughout the English speaking world as (his mentor Professor ar Oxford) Ruskin had wanted.” – Carroll Quigley Tragety and Hope
He left his fortune in the hands of Lord Rothschild in his third will– an instrumental partner in the quest to expand the British empire.