BOOK KENNINGTON HOTELS

Featured Destination

March 2020: West Norfolk

Welcome to West Norfolk, a truly special place of unspoilt charm and natural beauty, where tranquillity and relaxation are the order of the day.

Set against ...More
More Uk destinations

Harry H Johnston
- Favourite Briton.

Born in Kennington, London
Born on 12th of June 1858
Died on 31st of August 1927

Sir Henry Hamilton Johnston’s life story reads like the archetype of a British adventure hero from a book of gung-ho Empire era fiction (writing such stuff was a craft he actually took to, though with less success than his other ventures). He trained as an artist, and as part of that vocation travelled to Africa where he won a reputation as an explorer, linguist, botanist, negotiator and organiser, a significant figure in the late 19th century ‘Scramble for Africa.’ Naturally he also had magnificent moustaches.

More famous Britons here

Contributors: Do you have a site related to Harry H Johnston?
Supply some content for this page and we will gladly add a link to your site. Email here.

3900 views since 18th July 2007

Brit Quote:
My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed - my dearest pleasure when free - Mary Shelley
More Quotes

On this day:
Death of Henry II - 1189, Thomas More is executed - 1535, Battle of Sedgemoor - 1685, First Car Ride in Britain - 1895, Brooklands Racing Circuit Opens - 1907, Lennon and McCartney First Meet - 1957, Piper Alpha Disaster - 1988
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages