The Memory of Robert Burns may be Immortal, but the man himself was not. Indeed, he died twice. Gone at only 37 from the cardiac sequelae of rheumatic fever in 1796, his personal reputation was then deliberately assassinated by persons unknown, probably for political reasons.
This Talk by the co-Editor of the Burns Encyclopaedia is fully Illustrated from the National Archives. It will describe what killed our national Bard, and what did not; concluding with the crusade, by persons known, to restore his reputation as a worthy man - and one of the finest lyric poets and songwriters ever to lift a pen.
Saturday 12th January.
12noon, Club Room.