George Buchanan - The Man Who Wrote The Exorcist

He was Scotland's greatest Renaissance poet and dramatist and renowned across Europe.

He was a political theorist, a literary critic, a historian, a teacher to Kings and Queens, a soldier, the first Moderator of the Church of Scotland, and a university manager.

But George Buchanan is now almost completely forgotten because he wrote in the intellectual language of his and Shakespeare's day: Latin.

Poet Robert Crawford rediscovers one of our greatest poets, now unknown because he wrote in the wrong language.

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He was Scotland's greatest Renaissance poet and dramatist and renowned across Europe.

He was a political theorist, a literary critic, a historian, a teacher to Kings and Queens, a soldier, the first Moderator of the Church of Scotland, and a university manager.

But George Buchanan is now almost completely forgotten because he wrote in the intellectual language of his and Shakespeare's day: Latin.

Poet Robert Crawford rediscovers one of our greatest poets, now unknown because he wrote in the wrong language.