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Thread #167259   Message #4101841
Posted By: Steve Gardham
11-Apr-21 - 08:33 AM
Thread Name: Lady Nairne biography
Subject: RE: Lady Nairne biography
Very interesting.

At one point in the mid-19th century Robert Chambers tried to pin several Child Ballads on Lady Nairne, including Sir Patrick Spens. He was soon discredited, as you would expect, but nobody could disprove what he was claiming of course.