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Old November 15th, 2012, 06:25 AM   #21

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It's not really appropriate to draw a line between the English and Scots in this regard, since the Scots were so prominent in British activities overseas.
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Old November 15th, 2012, 06:28 AM   #22

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It's not really appropriate to draw a line between the English and Scots in this regard, since the Scots were so prominent in British activities overseas.
That's true. Shall we just say "mad Britishers" instead?

There were more than a few Irishmen involved too.
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John Hanning Speke.

John Hanning Speke - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

He was an adventurer. He went to the Himalayas, Everest and tried to find the source of the River Nile, he also named Lake Victoria in Africa.
Mentioning Speke, we should also mention his travelling companion and sometime rival Richard Burton.
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He spoke 29 languages, translated the Arabian Nights and the Kama Sutra, explored Africa and travelled in disguise to Mecca.
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