John Hanning Speke


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English explorer who with Sir Richard Burton was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika

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So let me finish with a quote from John Hanning Speke, writing in the 1860s about the African, and judge for yourself if his statue, like Gandhi's, deserves to stand at the source of the River Nile at Jinja.
John Petherick was ruined by rival John Hanning Speke, inset
No one else during the 19th century, however, was a more influential proponent of the Hamite Hypothesis than the myth's originator, John Hanning Speke, the Briton who claimed to have "discovered" the source of River Nile.
What was discovered by James Grant and John Hanning Speke in 1860?
John Hanning Speke arrived back in Britain ahead of his fellow explorer, Richard Burton, and delivered a speech to the RGS about their expedition to discover the source of the Nile.
The collections also hold the watercolour notebooks of one of the most important early explorers of Africa John Hanning Speke, who is the subject of the second Be Inspired event of 2014.
However, Uganda was promoted from private-company-rule to a British protectorate in 1894, and 20 years later in 1914 London finally succeeded in cobbling together what is today's Uganda from the traditional kingdoms that existed in the area before the arrival in the 1860s of the British explorers, Richard Burton and John Hanning Speke.
Together they searched for the source of the Nile (but were beaten by John Hanning Speke and James Augustus Grant) and discovered Lake Albert, on the border of Uganda and what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
In his entertaining account of what some of those travellers got up to on their far-flung jaunts, Nicholas Murray sets well-known stories such as that of John Hanning Speke and Richard Burton's rivalry, and Henry Morton Stanley's quest for David Livingstone alongside less familiar but equally valuable tales such as that of Alicia Little, who, in 1887, was disappointed to find that China was 'not at all like the willow-pattern plate', but whose work there for women's rights made her an international heroine.
Cliff Pereira, curator of the Bombay Africa exhibition, reveals the extraordinary hidden histories of a group of African men who, freed from slavery by the British and raised in India, returned to Africa alongside explorers such as Richard Burton, John Hanning Speke and David Livingstone to play a vital role in some of the most important geographical discoveries of the 19th century.