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Person Extended - Sir Henry Morton Stanley. Paintings, drawings, sculptures and printsUndated portraitsPosthumous portraitsPhotographs Paintings, drawings, sculptures and printsback to top publ. 1872A number of sketches based on materials provided by Stanley from his expedition, and including likenesses of the sitter, were published as engravings (full and half-page) in Stanley 1872[1].

Person Extended - Sir Henry Morton Stanley

The less significant appear in vol.1, pp.135 (also repr. Henry Morton Stanley: A Confederate Soldier at Shiloh . U.S. Grant: Warrior . WGBH American Experience. He was possibly the 19th century's most famous foreign correspondent.

Henry Morton Stanley: A Confederate Soldier at Shiloh . U.S. Grant: Warrior . WGBH American Experience

Henry Morton Stanley would enter the history books as the man who, in 1871, found Dr. David Livingstone, the missionary and explorer who had disappeared in central Africa while searching for the headwaters of the Nile River. Stanley's entire life was a series of hair-raising adventures, though, and one of his first was at Shiloh, when he was just 21 years old. He had volunteered with the Sixth Arkansas regiment, a group of Confederate soldiers who called themselves the "Dixie Greys. " He remembered the battle of Shiloh in his autobiography: Day broke with every promise of a fine day. Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, part 1.4, Editor's preface. Editor's preface in giving to the world this Autobiography of my husband's early years, I am carrying out his wishes.

Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, part 1.4, Editor's preface

Stanley: The Impossible Life of Africa’s Greatest Explorer - Tim Jeal - Books - Review. Obituary: Sir H M Stanley. We regret to announce that Sir H.

Obituary: Sir H M Stanley

M. Stanley died early yesterday. The famous African explorer had been ill for some time, but the first public intimation of his serious condition was only made on Monday night. Few men commanded a greater share of public attention during some years of the nineteenth century than Henry Morton Stanley. His name is inseparably connected with the story of the rediscovery of a continent.

Opinions may differ widely as to the balance of advantages or disadvantages, from the European and the African point of view, which have resulted from the irruption of the Great Powers of Europe into the African Continent, but no one can doubt that in the shaping of the events that have so profoundly modified recent history Mr. In person, Mr. Sans titre. The autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley : Stanley, Henry M. (Henry Morton), 1841-1904. The disfigured statue of Henry Morton Stanley, we presume - Africa - World - The Independent. Under colonial rule, children's limbs were cut off, and one Belgian captain cherished a collection of severed African heads.

The disfigured statue of Henry Morton Stanley, we presume - Africa - World - The Independent

Some military units were devoted solely to smoking the hands they'd amputated to preserve them as proof of action. In Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad described the country's Belgian experience as "the vilest scramble for loot that ever disfigured the history of human conscience". Which is why it might seem strange that as DRC approaches the 50th anniversary of its independence from Belgium in June, the British have launched a tender to restore Stanley. "I think the money could be better spent elsewhere than on restoring Stanley's statue," said Adam Hochschild, author of King Leopold's Ghost, a history of the country which argued 10 million Congolese died under Belgian rule as the king plundered the country's ivory, rubber and people for what would amount to $1.1bn in today's money.

Stanley led a peculiar life, filled with name changes and hopes to make it big. History - Historic Figures: Henry Stanley (1841 - 1904) Henry Morton Stanley. Dr livingstone, I presume.

Henry Morton Stanley

The infamous meeting of Henry Morton Stanley and David Livingstone at Ujiji Credit: Wellcome Library, London Henry Morton Stanley's life was a fascinating mix of heroic adventure, journalism and fantasy. He became famous by finding David Livingstone and writing about it in the New York Herald -- even though Livingstone was not lost. Stanley was born in North Wales, an illegitimate child, and baptised as John Rowlands.

The actual date of the meeting is uncertain but probably was 10 November 1871. Stanley returned to central Africa in 1874-1877 to search for the source of the Nile, one of the most important geographical problems for Victorians. Henry Morton Stanley's Unbreakable Will. Is willpower a mood that comes and goes?

Henry Morton Stanley's Unbreakable Will

A temperament you’re born with (or not)? A skill you learn? In Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength, Florida State University psychologist Roy F. Baumeister and New York Times journalist John Tierney say willpower is a resource that can be renewed or depleted, protected or wasted. This adaptation from their book views Henry Morton Stanley’s iron determination in the light of social science.

In 1887, Henry Morton Stanley went up the Congo River and inadvertently started a disastrous experiment. The leaders of this Rear Column, who came from some of the most prominent families in Britain, proceeded to become an international disgrace. While the Rear Column was going berserk, Stanley and the forward portion of the expedition spent months struggling to find a way through the dense Ituri rain forest. Yet Stanley persevered.

Row over statue of 'cruel' explorer Henry Morton Stanley. “What would be better is a statue of him as a child, holding hands with a Congolese child, or a museum where the issues are explored.

Row over statue of 'cruel' explorer Henry Morton Stanley

For Denbigh to make a hero of this man is totally the wrong decision.” Gwyneth Kensler, a county councillor and chairman of the HM Stanley Commemorative Group, said she welcomed the debate, adding: “This will only highlight our locally-based campaign to give Stanley the recognition that he deserves.” Born in Denbigh in 1841, Stanley was sent at the age of five to a workhouse in nearby St Asaph where he stayed until he was 15. He emigrated to America aged 18, eventually becoming a journalist. Biography - British explorer.

Sir Henry Morton Stanley, original name John Rowlands, Congolese byname Bula Matari (“Breaker of Rocks”) (born January 28, 1841, Denbigh, Denbighshire, Wales—died May 10, 1904, London, England), British American explorer of central Africa, famous for his rescue of the Scottish missionary and explorer David Livingstone and for his discoveries in and development of the Congo region.

biography - British explorer

He was knighted in 1899. Early life Stanley’s parents, John Rowlands and Elizabeth Parry, gave birth to him out of wedlock. He grew up partly in the charge of reluctant relatives, partly in St. Asaph Workhouse. STANLEY sir HENRY MORTON. John Rowlands devenu sir Henry Morton Stanley. Journaliste et voyageur britannique (Denbigh, pays de Galles, 1841-Londres 1904).

John Rowlands devenu sir Henry Morton Stanley

Né dans un milieu très modeste, mousse à bord d'un navire, il est adopté par un commerçant de La Nouvelle-Orléans qui lui donne son nom. Il prend part à la guerre de Sécession dans l'armée confédérée, puis accompagne comme journaliste la colonne de sir Robert Napier en Éthiopie (1868). Chargé (octobre 1869) par le directeur du New York Herald Tribune de retrouver Livingstone en Afrique centrale, Stanley gagne Zanzibar (janvier 1871), d'où il pénètre dans l'intérieur ; il rencontre Livingstone à Ujiji sur la rive est du lac Tanganyika le 3 novembre 1871. De retour en Europe, il suit comme correspondant du même journal la guerre des Achantis et assiste à la prise de Koumassi (1873). Après les funérailles de Livingstone à Westminster, il repart en Afrique orientale pour continuer l'œuvre d'exploration de ce dernier. Pour en savoir plus, voir les articles colonisation, empire colonial britannique.