14 August 1882
On 14 August 1882 Cetewayo (Cetshwayo), king of Zululand, visited Queen Victoria of Britain. Prior to his visit to Britain, he was exiled to the Cape after losing the crucial Battle of Ulundi, during the Anglo Zulu War against Sir Frere and his men. Cetshwayo undertook the trip to request that he should be restored as a king of the Zulu Kingdom. He also vowed not to go to war with the British again. The Queen granted him his request and allowed him to return to South Africa to be a ruler of a small portion of the Zulu Kingdom. However, on his return, a Civil War had erupted in the Zulu Kingdom and he was forced to flee to Eshowe, where he died in 1884. Read more about the Anglo-Zulu Wars