William Robertson

(1721—1793) historian and Church of Scotland minister

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a Presbyterian parish minister who achieved fame on the publication of his History of Scotland during the Reign of Queen Mary and of King James VI (1759). He also published a history of the reign of Charles V (1769), The History of America (1777), and a Disquisition Concerning the Knowledge which the Ancients Had of India (1791). Both in style and in scholarship his work is comparable with that of Hume.

Subjects: Literature.

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