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The sad story of Burton, Speke, and the Nile, or, Was John Hanning Speke a cad?

W. B. Carnochan

The sad story of Burton, Speke, and the Nile, or, Was John Hanning Speke a cad?

looking at the evidence

by W. B. Carnochan

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Published by Stanford General Books in Stanford, CA .
Written in English


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StatementW. B. Carnochan.
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LC ClassificationsDT
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 140 p. :
Number of Pages140
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22723131M
ISBN 10080475571X

A third officer had died shortly before departure, leaving a place vacant on the expedition which Speke readily accepted. To avoid repetition, details are given in the article for Burtonwhile the notes below serve only to distinguish Speke's particular role and important diversions. Details of Baker's explorations are given in a separate article. William Alexander Greenhillthen physician to the Radcliffe Infirmary.

He came close to being discovered one night when he lifted his robe to urinate, rather than squatting as an Arab would. On the advice of Or Outram, the British resident at Aden, the expedition was divided into three sections. A third officer had died shortly before departure, leaving a place vacant on the expedition which Speke readily accepted. Richard's mother, Martha Baker, was the daughter and co-heiress of a wealthy English squireRichard Baker —of Barham House, Hertfordshirefor whom he was named. The journey back was plagued by lack of supplies, and Burton wrote that he would have died of thirst had he not seen desert birds and realized they would be near water.

Surviving an attack by The sad story of Burton tribesmen near the entrance to Lake Kyoga, they entered the territory of King Kamrasi, a suspicious and supercilious ruler who kept the explorers waiting twenty-three days before receiving them. Carnochan, W. Playfair conducted the tests; despite Burton's success living as an Arab, Playfair had recommended to the committee that Burton be failed. He was forced to make his escape with the weapon still transfixing his head. The final section is dedicated to the foodstuffs that attract birds, whether they are shop bought or grow naturally in your garden, providing information on which species favour which foods. This section may require copy-editing.


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book had been offered six thousand guineas and which she regarded as his "magnum opus". Lacking supplies and proper instruments, Speke was unable to survey the area properly but was privately convinced that it was the long-sought source of the Nile.

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Richard's mother, Martha Baker, was the daughter and co-heiress of a wealthy English squireRichard Baker —of Barham House, Hertfordshirefor whom he was named. One motive often given is that Speke killed himself to avoid losing a meaningless debate with Burton. Burton had been told that only a fool would say his expedition aimed to find the source of the Nile because anything short of that would then be regarded as a failure.

Burton eventually solved the problems that he was experiencing with Speke by hiring Sidi Mubarak Bombaywho was able to communicate with and guide Speke. For this reason Burton, together with Forster Fitzgerald Arbuthnotcreated the Kama Shastra Society to print and circulate books that would be illegal to publish in public.

As Speke did not follow the river's course at the point where it bends into Lake Albert which Baker subsequently discoveredSpeke remained open to the possibility that the river flowing out of Lake Victoria was not the same river flowing into Lake Albert Baker later proved that the latter was a secondary source of the Nile.

Grant was laid up in the village of Ukuni for four months while Speke scoured the countryside for seventy porters.

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It was proposed that Petherick should ascend the Nile from Or and at Gondokoro, a tiny Austrian mission north of the present border with Uganda, and leave boats and supplies which Speke and Grant would collect on their way north. Check out pictures, bibliography, and biography of John A.

An obituary surmised that Speke, while climbing over the wall, had carelessly pulled the gun after himself with the muzzle pointing at his chest and shot himself. The peregrinations of his youth may or encouraged Burton to regard himself as and the Nile outsider for much of his life.

Herne and Lieutenant William Stroyan and a number of Africans employed as bearers. The book The Jew, the Gipsy and el Islam was published posthumously in and was controversial for its criticism of Jews and asserted the existence of Jewish human sacrifices.

Apart from Burton's word, there is no proof that such an agreement existed, and most modern researchers doubt that it did. Some members of his entourage suspected there was more to Burton than met the eye. He thought he was unseen, but the youngest member of his group happened to see him.

He was forced to make his escape with the weapon still transfixing his head. The two explorers exchanged a brief farewell. Speke and Grant's exploration began on the east coast near Zanzibar again and went around the west side of Lake Victoria to Lake Albert and finally returning in triumph via the River Nile.Air Power in the Age of Total War Buckley, John Review of the Future of the U.S.

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