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James Melville Talk

14th September 2015

Dr Jamie Reid Baxter will be giving a talk about James Melville: the Great Unknown of Jacobean Scotland. James Melville (1556-1614), who was minister of Anstruther and Kilrenny, in Fife, was a noted poet, diarist and writer in the Scots language and is an important source for events in the late 16th and early 17th century. He was also nephew to Andrew Melville who was the first great advocate of Presbyterianism in Scotland. Dr Baxter will be sharing some new research on Melville along with a recording of Melvilles religious sea-shanty now performed by Sang Scule. The talk takes place at 5.45pm on Thursday 17 September 2015 at the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society in the Quaker Meeting House, Victoria Street, Edinburgh.