The History of Leith

January 7, 2008

The Original Jekyll & Hyde

Deacon Brodie lived in Edinburgh in the 18th century. His double life is thought to have been the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel “Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde”.
William Brodie was born in 1741, the son of a cabinet maker. He grew to be a highly respected member of Edinburgh society. Brodie was a skilled craftsman, a member of the Town Council and the leader of the guild of Wrights and Masons. This latter post carried the title “Deacon” which is how he is remembered. for more click here

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