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Robert Tannahill 1774-1810
Born in Paisley. Died (suicide) in Paisley.
Poet, Songwriter

  • 1807 - "The Soldier's Return: a Scottish Interlude in Two Acts"
  • 1807 - published a collection of poems
  • 1815 - "Poems and Songs"

George Thomson 1757-1851
Song Collector, Editor

  • Collected Folk songs of Ireland, Wales and Scotland. Combined the songs of Burns and Scott with music contributed by Beethoven and Haydn.

James Thomson 1700-1748
Born in Ednam, Roxburghshire. Died in Richmond, England
Poet

  • 1726 - "The Seasons" - in 4 parts
    • 1726 - "Winter"
    • 1727 - "Summer"
    • 1728 - "Spring"
    • 1730 - "Autumn"
  • 1727 - "To the Memory of Sir Isaac Newton"
  • 1735-36 - "Liberty" - a poem in 5 parts
  • 1748 - "The Castle of Indolence"

James Thomson - pseudonym "Bysshe Vanolis" (B.V.) 1834-1882
Born in Port Glasgow. Died in London
Poet, Essayist, Story Writer

  • 1880 - "The City of Dreadful Night and Other Poems"
  • "Insomnia"
  • "Mater Tenebrarum"

Nigel Tranter 1909-2000
Born in Glasgow. Died in East Lothian
Author, Novelist, Story Writer, Historian
A prolific writer of historical novels, children's stories, travel books and many Westerns under the pseudonym of "Nye Tredgold"

  • 1935 - "The Fortalices"
  • 1937 - "Trespass"
  • 1939 - "Mammon's Daughter"
  • 1940 - "Harsh Heritage"
  • 1941 - "Eagles Feathers"
  • 1941 - "Watershed"
  • 1942 - "Gilded Fleece"
  • 1944 - "Delayed Action"
  • 1945 - "Tinker's Pride"
  • 1946 - "Flight of Dutchmen"
  • 1947 - "Man's Estate"
  • 1947 - "Island Twilight"
  • 1948 - "Root and Branch"
  • 1948 - "Colours Flying"
  • 1949 - "The Chosen Course"
  • 1950 - "Fair Game"
  • 1952 - "Bridal Path" - made into a film
  • 1957 - "MacGregor's Gathering" - about Gregor, nephew of Rob Roy MacGregor
  • 1953 - "The Queen's Grace" - about Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots
  • 1958 - "The Stone"
  • 1959 - "The Man Behind the Curtain"
  • 1960 - "Spanish Galleon"
  • 1961 - "Kettle of Fish" - salmon poaching on the River Tweed.
  • 1961 - "The Master of Gray" - marks the start of his famous 'Scottish Historical Novels
  • 1962 - "Gold for Prince Charlie"
  • 1964 - "Pegasus Book of Scotland"
  • 1964 - "Chain of Destiny"
  • 1965 - "Outlaw of the Highlands - Rob Roy"
  • 1968 - "Land of the Scots"
  • 1968 - "Black Douglas"
  • "Robert The Bruce" - a Trilogy, considered to be his best work
    • 1969 - Vol 1 - "The Steps to the Empty Throne"
    • 1970 - Vol II - "The Path of the Hero King"
    • 1971 - Vol III - "The Price of the King's Peace"
  • "The Queen's Scotland"
    • 1971 - "The Heartland" - Clackmannan, Perth, Stirling
    • 1972 - "The Eastern Counties" - Aberdeen, Angus, Kincardine
    • 1974 - "The North East" - Banff, Easter Ross, Inverness, Moray, Nairn
    • 1977 - "Argyll and Bute"
  • 1972 - "Portrait of the Border Country"
  • 1972 - "The Young Montrose" - about James Graham, the Marquis of Montrose
  • 1974 - "The Wisest Fool" - about king James Sixth of Scotland and First of England
  • 1975 - "The Wallace" - a worthy challenger to his work on "Robert The Bruce"
  • 1976 - "Lords of Misrule"
  • 1978 - "MacBeth the King"
  • 1982 - "Scottish Castles"
  • 1983 - "Lord of the Isles"
  • 1985 - "Scotland of Robert the Bruce"
  • 1987 - "Flowers of Chivalry"
  • 1992 - "Footbridge to Enchantment"
  • 1992 - "Children of the Mist"
  • 1993 - "Tapestry of the Boar"
  • 1996 - "A Rage of Regents"
  • 1996 - "Poetic Justice"
  • 1999 - "Sword of State"
  • 2001 - "Triple Alliance"
  • 2003 - "Right Royal Friend"
  • 2005 - "Hope Endures"


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