The explorer Richard Francis died at the age of 69. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Prolific author and traveler who was one of the first Europeans to visit Mecca and brought the Kama Sutra to the Western World.
His mother inherited a large fortune, which helped him obtain a good education. He was married to Isabel Burton from 1861 until 1890.
I was surrounded at the time by about a dozen of the enemy, whose clubs rattled upon me without mercy, and the strokes of my sabre were rendered uncertain by the energetic pushes of an attendant who thus hoped to save me.
One death to a man is a serious thing: a dozen neutralize one another.
Between 2 and 3 in the morning of the 19th inst. I was aroused by the cry that the enemy was upon us.
Travellers, like poets, are mostly an angry race: by falling into a daily fit of passion, I proved to the governor and his son, who were profuse in their attentions, that I was in earnest.
Support a compatriot against a native, however the former may blunder or plunder.