The History of Leith

June 14, 2007

Was an unrepentant Edinburgh sorcerer inspiration for Dr Jekyll

Major Thomas Weir was a preacher and captain of the town guard, a pillar of the community whose life ended in scandal – as an unrepentant sorcerer who was burned at the stake.

Ian Rankin, creator of Inspector Rebus, believes Major Weir could also be the real Dr Jekyll, principal character in one of Robert Louis Stevenson’s most famous novels. for more click here

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