A Tale of Three Cities

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Basil William Douglas, Lord Daer (1763-1794), left an indelible impression on everyone he met, including the poet Robert Burns and the radical Thomas Paine. This first-ever biography charts the life of this far-sighted progressive politician, his immersion in Scottish Enlightenment ideas, and his experiences in Edinburgh, London and Paris against the turbulent backdrop of revolution and war. And, as the Scots and English rethink their union, it shows the continuing relevance of Daer's political vision.

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A Tale of Three Cities

A Tale of Three Cities

The Life and Times of Lord Daer, 1763-1794

Hardback288pp Illustrated

9781906566944     Product Code: 224335

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Basil William Douglas, Lord Daer (1763-1794), left an indelible impression on everyone he met, including the poet Robert Burns and the radical Thomas Paine. This first-ever biography charts the life of this far-sighted progressive politician, his immersion in Scottish Enlightenment ideas, and his experiences in Edinburgh, London and Paris against the turbulent backdrop of revolution and war. And, as the Scots and English rethink their union, it shows the continuing relevance of Daer's political vision.

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