Sir Richard Burton- “Ruffian Dick”

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Undercover in the male bathhouses of India, in disguise to Mecca, leader of irregular forces in the Crimea, with Speke searching for the source of the Nile, a diplomat in West Africa, a dangerous drunkard in South America, searching for hidden treasure in the Middle East and finally a highly successful translator of the Karma Sutra and The Perfumed Gardens- “Ruffian Dick” Burton was the rebel soul of Victoria Imperialism
The course would appeal to those who would like to find out about the odd corners of 19th century attitudes while enjoying tales of amazing adventures.

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