Sir Richard and Lady Burton

Joanna Richardson explains how, in Brazil, Damascus and Trieste Isabel Burton accompanied her husband on many of his travels and was his devoted business manager.

Isabel and Richard BurtonWhen Isabel Burton’s life was published, in 1897, it had the only possible title: The Romance of Isabel Burton. If any Victorian woman led a life of romance, it was Lady Burton, who had died the previous year, in a small flat in Baker Street, at the early age of sixty-five.

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