Reference Entry

Burton, Sir Richard Francis (1821-1890), explorer and author

Jason Thompson

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Early experiences in India | In forbidden cities | The Nile | Return to Britain, and the Crimean War | Exploring east Africa, and the quarrel with Speke | In North America | Marriage, minor consular posts, and further dispute with Speke | At Damascus | The scholar and poet

Reference Entry.  5942 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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