Laing, Malcolm (17621818)

Laing, Malcolm, Scottish historian, born in Orkney; passed through Edinburgh University to the Scottish bar, to which he was called in 1785, but proved an unsuccessful advocate; turning to literature, he edited “Ossian,” and wrote a “History of Scotland from James VI. to Anne” (1800), in a subsequent edition of which he inserted the well-known attack on Mary Stuart (17621818).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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Laing, Malcolm
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