George Borrow

Died aged c. 78

George Henry Borrow (5 July 1803 – 26 July 1881) was an English author who wrote novels and travelogues based on his experiences traveling around Europe. Over the course of his wanderings, he developed a close affinity with the Romani people of Europe, who figure prominently in his work. His best known books are The Bible in Spain, the autobiographical Lavengro, and The Romany Rye, about his time with the English Romanichal (gypsies).

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George Borrow 1803-1881 author lived here

22 Hereford Square, Kensington and Chelsea, London, United Kingdom where they lived

English author George Borrow 1803-1881 lived here between Dec. 1859-June 1860 Most famous books "The Bible In Spain" and "Lavengro"

Fjaerland Hotel, 24/25 Trafalgar Road, Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom where they lived

George Borrow 1803-1881 Author of "The Bible in Spain" "Lavengro" "Romany Rye" "Wild Wales" etc

Willow Lane, Norwich, United Kingdom where they was

Borrow House George Borrow, Author, Lover of Gypsies, Linguist and Traveller, Lived in This House From 1826 to 1833

George Borrow House, Norwich, United Kingdom where they lived (1826-1833)

Pied Bull. Originally named Bull Mansion, this was the residence of Chester's recorder in 1533. It was refronted in the 18th Century when it became an important coaching inn. George Borrow is thought to have stayed here during his tour of "Wild Wales" in 1854.

57 Northgate Street, Chester, United Kingdom where they stayed (1854)