Writer and traveller. Born George Henry Borrow, East Dereham, Norfolk. He travelled widely throughout Europe and Morocco and was also a great linguist.
He caused a minor scandal, when, in a translation of Faust, he lampooned the people of Norwich, resulting in his first publication being publicly burned.
Principal works include 'Lavengro' and 'The Romany Rye'. Died, Oulton, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.
Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk