Anthony Sattin

A source of bitter rivalry: Burton and Speke fall out over the Nile

The explorers’ journey to solve the great geographical puzzle of the Victorian age, and the bad blood it resulted in, is described in gripping detail by Candice Millard

The explorer Richard Burton – the most sympathetically portrayed of Candice Millard’s protagonists. The scar on his cheek was from a Somali spear that transfixed his jaw in 1855. [Getty Images]

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