Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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Ark William Parker Academy
(One of the most exciting travels in the history of explor...)
One of the most exciting travels in the history of exploration. Here is his story of the adventures before and during his search for Dr. Livingstone. The story of his travels is one of the most exciting in the history of exploration and his meeting with Dr Livingstone in the heart of Africa is one of the most famous. Here is a new portrait of one of the most colorful and enigmatic figures of the Victorian age.Henry Morton Stanley, born John Rowlands 1841 -1904, was a Welsh journalist and explorer famous for his exploration of Africa and his search for David Livingstone. He is often remembered for the words uttered to Livingstone upon finding him "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?". In 1874, the New York Herald, with Britain's Daily Telegraph, financed him on another expedition to African. One of his missions was to solve a mystery of African exploration by tracing the course of the River Congo to the sea. The difficulty of this expedition is hard to overstate. He used sectional boats to pass the great cataracts separating the Congo into distinct tracts. After 999 days, in 1877, he reached a Portuguese outpost at the mouth of the River Congo. Starting with 356 people, only 114 had survived of which he was the only European. He was approached by the ambitious Belgian king Leopold II, who had organised a private holding company disguised as an international scientific and philanthropic association, which he called the International African Society. The king spoke of his intentions to introduce Western civilization and bring religion to that part of Africa, but didn't mention he wanted to claim the lands. Stanley returned to the Congo, negotiated with leaders, and obtained concessions (that were later falsified to his advantage by the king). But he refused to impose treaties that would cede sovereignty over their lands. He built new roads, but this also gave advantage to the slave traders. When Stanley discovered that the king had other plans, he remained on his payroll.
(In 1858, Samuel Baker bought Florence at a slave auction....)
In 1858, Samuel Baker bought Florence at a slave auction. They set out in search of the sources of the Nile. Returning to Europe they secretly married. Sam was knighted, and so the girl from the slave market became Lady Baker.
Hall was educated at Hastings Grammar School (now Ark William Parker Academy). Hall also attended the Keble College and received a degree with honours from it.
Hall began his journalistic career at the Evening Argus in Sussex. After that he joined the staff of the Daily Mail but soon left for Northern Rhodesia in 1955, where he founded the newspaper Central African Mail. After Rhodesia became Zimbabwe, he joined the staff of the Times of Zambia.
Hall wrote his first book Kaunda, Founder of Zambia, in 1964 and followed that up with Zambia (1965) and The High Price of Principles: Kaunda and the White South (1969). He left Zambia in 1967 to become a foreign affairs reporter for the Observer, where he worked for nineteen years. Hall’s other books include Discovery of Africa (1970), Stanley: An Adventurer Explored (1974), Explorers in Africa (1975), The Great Uhuru Railway: China’s Showpiece in Africa (1976), Zambia, 1890-1964: The Colonial Period (1977), Lovers on the Nile: The Incredible Adventures of Sam and Florence Baker (1980), My Life with Tiny (1986) and Empires of the Monsoon (1996). Hall’s articles and columns also appeared in periodicals such as Newsweek and Financial Times (London).
(One of the most exciting travels in the history of explor...)1974
(In 1858, Samuel Baker bought Florence at a slave auction....)1980
Hall was married twice, first to Barbara Hall, and his second marriage was to Carol Cattley. Hall had 5 sons from his first marriage.