Thursday, 5 July 2018

296) James Bruce

James Bruce (1730 – 1794). Scottish traveller and travel writer who spent more than a dozen years in North Africa and Ethiopia, where he traced the origins of the Blue Nile.

- “Whether in European dress or the native robes he loved to affect, Bruce was striking to look at: 6ft 4in, broad chested and red haired. He was a skilled horseman, a deadly shot and an indefatigable fighter.…/other/james_bruce.htm

- “But Bruce was not just a giant physically (six foot four, with dark red hair, he stood seven feet tall in the armour he later wore as an Abyssinian captain of horse)

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