Gavin Douglas

(c.1474-1522) Bishop of Dunkeld and poet; died London. A son of the fifth Earl of Angus, his participation in the political turmoil of his time interfered with his literary career. He was deprived of his see and fled to England. While still a country rector he wrote his fine allegory "The Palice of Honour." His best-known work is a translation of the "Aneid."

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