No. Not Lizzie Taylor’s husband (twice)

The other one.

I’ve long been fascinated by this man having come across him as a child reading The Arabian Nights.

Scheherazade wove her tales for 1,001 nights.

As for the Karma Sutra – I don’t even know about that (!!?!!)

Burton fascinates me because he was such an unusual man who defied his society and ended up outcast and vilified.

He may’ve been a right royal bastard and unbearable to be around but he was a DO-ER. Not a talker or fantasist or Walter Mitty. He hitched his life to a star and travelled wherever it led.

BTW : I know for a FACT that James May from Top Gear found the source of the Nile. I saw it on my telly :o)