British traveler Charles M. Doughty.

Charles M. Doughty

(1843 - 1926)

Born in 1843 and orphaned by the age of six, Charles M. Doughty studied geology at Cambridge University and early English literature at Oxford’s Bodleian Library. He embarked upon the hajj with a caravan of Muslims in 1876, becoming the first European to travel so widely in the Arab world. Doughty published Travels in Arabia Deserta in 1888, his archaic style limiting its sales. T.E. Lawrence in 1922 helped arrange for the author to receive a Civil List pension.

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