Former Burnaby Housemaster, Tim Machin (staff 70-05), pictured in the photo above, has recently written a book on ‘Colonel Frederick Burnaby, A Great Victorian Eccentric’. An OB who lived from 1842-85, little is known about him today. However, he was a larger than life character who packed a huge amount into his 42 years, so much so that during the 1870s and 80s, he was rarely out of the news. He was a soldier in the Blues, an author (with two books still in print), a balloonist, a linguist (speaking 7 languages), a Tory politician, and a War correspondent for the Times; and that merely scratches the surface! Burnaby could not resist a challenge. His death in battle in the Sudan was met with much public grief and the Times even wrote a 5000 word obituary on him.

For those wishing to purchase a copy, the book is available on Amazon in both Kindle and paperback versions. Happy reading!


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