History of Leith, Edinburgh

December 31, 2008

Burns was a republican fan of French revolution, says expert

In the late 18th century, it was a dangerous idea, a political view that could entail deportation to the penal colonies. But the revered Scots poet Robert Burns was openly discussing republican sentiments in the last months of his life, risking punitive action for challenging the authority of the king, an expert in Scottish literature has found. for more click here

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