Captain Frederick Gustavus Burnaby by James Tissot, 1875
This painting depicts Burnaby in the uniform of the Royal Horse Guards. He was a minor English adventurer in the mold of Charles Gordon, and like Gordon he died fighting Mahdists in the Sudan, at the battle of Abu Klea.
Just what the inhabitants of a damp island off the north coast of France were doing in Sudan is still murky today.

Captain Frederick Gustavus Burnaby by James Tissot, 1875

This painting depicts Burnaby in the uniform of the Royal Horse Guards. He was a minor English adventurer in the mold of Charles Gordon, and like Gordon he died fighting Mahdists in the Sudan, at the battle of Abu Klea.

Just what the inhabitants of a damp island off the north coast of France were doing in Sudan is still murky today.