Poetic Justice

Poetic Justice

Book - 1996
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Laird of a small estate, Will Alexander of Menstrie, poet and tutor, was a man of modest ambitions.  But when James VI learned of his poetic genius, the king had other plans for him.

  In 1603, when James VI of Scotland became James I of England, he summoned Will to London and commanded him to translate the Psalms for the new royal version of the Bible in English - which remains the definitive edition to this day.

  At the English court, Will Alexander consorted with the most famous poets of the age including Shakespeare and Jonson.  By the time he died, the humble Scottish laird had become Earl of Stirling, Viscount of Canada, Governor of Nova Scotia and Secretary of State for Scotland.

  Laced with intrigue and absorbing historical detail, Nigel Tranter charts the extraordinary story of this astonishing man.

'Through his imaginative dialogue, he provides a voice for Scotland's heroes' Scotland on Sunday

Publisher: London : Hodder & Stoughton, 1996.
ISBN: 9780340625811
Characteristics: 406 p.


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