It’s 1869 and diamonds have been found in Cape Colony.
Now, diamond hunters from across the world are heading to this remote British outpost in southern Africa, seeking a glittering fortune.
And among them are two wide-eyed hopefuls: streetwise Barney Barnato, who hails from the London slums, and Cecil Rhodes, a vicar’s son with a head full of imperialist daydreams.
When the diamond rush turns to bust, Barnato and Rhodes embark on a quest to conquer the mines. But only one man can win...