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Gavin Douglas 1474-1522
Born in Scotland. Died in London
Poet, Translator

  • "Conscience"
  • 1501 - "The Palace of Honour"
  • "King Hart"
  • "Aeneid" - translated from the Latin

Arthur Conan Doyle 1859-1930
Born in Edinburgh. Died in Crowborough, Sussex.
Novelist

  • 1887 - "A Study in Scarlet" - the book in which Sherlock Holmes first appeared
  • 1891 - "Strand Magazine" - regularly featured many short stories about Sherlock Holmes

William Drummond 1585-1649
Born in Hawthornden, near Edinburgh. Died in Hawthornden.
Poet

  • 1614 - "Poems"
  • 1617 - "Forth Feasting"
  • 1619 - "A Midnight's Trance"
  • 1623 - "Flowres of Sion", "A Cypress Grove"
  • 1655 - "The History of Scotland, from 1423-1542"

William Dunbar c.1460-c.1530
Poet - thought by some, to be Scotland's finest of all time

  • "The Goldyn Targe"
  • "The Thrissill and the Rois"
  • "Flyting of Dunbar and Kennedie"
  • "Lament for the Makaris"
  • "Tretis of the tua mariit Wemen and the Wedo"


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