March 19th marks the birthday of David Livingstone, who, along with captains Cook and Scott, is one of the three most renowned British explorers of the modern age, and, like them, died in the land he loved.
‘Dr Livingstone I presume?’ The phrase I first heard as a schoolboy with Livingstone as one half of a duo with H. M. Stanley. I knew what Stanley did, he found Livingstone, but I had no knowledge of Livingstone himself. It as though Stanley had gone hunting in Africa and bagged ‘an Explorer’. Was he even lost?