Posts Tagged ‘Africa’

Greatest Victorian Explorer

John Speke, the greatest Victorian explorer? by William Boyd, in TLS, 5 Oct 2011 Burton, Speke, Livingstone, Stanley and Baker were all notable outsiders, driven by their own egos, demons and motives. And Africa acted as a potent catalyst. Solitude, strangeness, danger and the lure of great fame and wealth (not to be forgotten) propelled […]

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