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James Hannington (1847 to 1885)
Church of England
Hannington Walked Bravely to His Death.

James Hannington was born in St. George, England. After being educated in England, he rose in the Anglican Church. With five others he went to Africa as missionaries to Uganda. Ill health forced him to return to England, but three years later, at age 38, he started into unexplored territory. Hannington made delightful humorous sketches of his experiences. He had not long to live. King Mwanga of Uganda took him prisoner. He and his party were beaten and killed by Mwanga's soldiers. Hannington was reported to have died singing.


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