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Robertson, William, D.D.
(b. Borthwick, Midlothian, September 19th, 1721; d. June 11th, 1793). The History of Scotland during the Reigns of Queen Mary and of King James VI., till his Accession to the Crown of England (1759, and, with additions and corrections, 1787); The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles V., with a View of the Progress of Society in Europe, from the Subversion of the Roman Empire to the beginning of the Sixteenth Century (1769); The History of America (1777, and, with additions and corrections, 1788); and An Historical Disquisition concerning the Knowledge which the Ancients had of India, and the Progress of Trade with that Country prior to the Discovery of the Passage to it by the Cape of Good Hope (1791). Works, with Life, by Bishop Gleig, in 1828. Account of the Life and Writings of William Robertson, D.D., by Dugald Stewart (1801). See also Broughams Men of Letters of the Time of George III.