HFM 061 | Explorers that Pushed the Boundaries of the Known World, Part 4:Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890) – Spy, Soldier, Linguist, Swordsman, Secret Pilgrim to Mecca

March 17, 2014


Richard Francis Burton — sword fighter, explorer, learner of 29 languages, is quite possibly the real life World’s Most Interesting Man. Learn the many fascinating exploits of this Victorian traveler.

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Michael writes history books on dictators, the Middle East, and insane rulers, not necessarily in that order. He lives somewhere between Europe and Asia (literally)

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