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On A Mission

A notable bicentenary in 2013 is that of the birth of David Livingstone. I wrote about Livingstone almost exactly two years ago (without noticing at the time that his birthday was on 16 March). Since then, we have published more … Continue reading

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Dr Livingstone, I Presume . . .

. . . is a phrase many people have heard of, or quote, while knowing little about the Victorian missionary and explorer behind the expression. Yet Dr David Livingstone (1813-73) and Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904) were extremely famous figures in … Continue reading

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