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Leighton and Victorian Travel

Frederic Leighton's travels

This text explains where Leighton travelled to in the world. What was involved in organising travel in the nineteenth century and how did people get around?

Sections of Leighton's personal correspondence are used to cast light on his reasons for travelling and his descriptions of places visited.

Forgotten voices of 19th century travel and exploration

This text considers the writings of those who have been omitted from the history of travel and exploration in the nineteenth century. Who were the great women travellers of this age? It also discusses what eastern travellers thought of their European neighbours.

Tourists posed in front of the Sphinx and Great Pyramid, 1905
Tourists posed in front of the Sphinx and Great Pyramid, 1905. Gelatine print by J. Dozsay (attrib.)(courtesy Ken and Jenny Jacobson)
1882, Empires & Leighton's Travels, Map. Click map to enlarge
1882, Empires & Leighton's Travels, Map.
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