MARY HENRIETTA KINGSLEY Biography - Pioneers, Explorers & inventors


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Name: Mary Henrietta Kingsley                                                       
Born: 1862 London, England                                                         
Mary Kingsley's sheltered upbringing made her the most unlikely of African         
explorers. But after her parents' death, she decided to complete her father's       
research of "primitive religion and law", which meant she had to travel to West     
Africa, then an area few Europeans visited, never mind a woman travelling on her   
own! Read more about Kingsley's adventures... She climbed Mount Cameroon           
and journeyed through Nigeria,  Gabon, Angola, and Cameroon—always in the           
voluminous clothes of the late Victorian era. She contracted typhoid and died while 
nursing soldiers in  South Africa during the Boer War.