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Sir David Lindsay


1486 - 1555

Renaissance poet and diplomat. Thought to have been born at Garleton (East Lothian) and educated at the University of St. Andrews, Lindsay became popular at the royal courts of James IV (1473 - 1513) and James V (1512 - 1542). Lindsay held the rank of Lord Lyon King of Arms, but is perhaps most famous for his authorship of the play Ane Satyre of the Thrie Estaitis (A Satire of the Three Estates), which was first performed near his home at Cupar (Fife). Lindsay was involved in diplomatic missions to Denmark, France and the Netherlands.


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