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TWO SIXTEENTH-CENTURY HISTORIANS

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1: Buchanan by HUGH TREVOR-ROPER
Regius Professor of Modern History in the University of Oxford
George Buchanan, humanist. Latinist, and formidable tutor to King James, was originally famous chiefly as a poet. His interest in history was chiefly political; his involvement with forty mythical Scottish kings disastrous: his ' whiggery ' delayed the coming of critical method in Scottish history till the time of George II. Yet ' he had access to the documents, he knew the persons, he wrote of his own experiences.'
Second talk: September 16

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TWO SIXTEENTH-CENTURY HISTORIANS

Network Three, 9 September 1966 19.30






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