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- Interest in HF: I love history, but it's boring in school. Historical fiction brings it alive for me.
- Preferred HF: Iron-Age Britain, Roman Britain, Medieval Britain
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An unpublished letter written by Robert Burns more than 220 years ago has been found at Floors Castle in the Borders.
Experts have called it a "remarkable discovery" at the home of the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe.
The letter was found in a 19th Century autograph album containing a variety of historical documents.
The duke described it as a "delightful surprise" and said the correspondence would go on display when the castle opened to the public in the spring.
The Burns letter is addressed to James Gregory, then Professor of Medicine at the University of Edinburgh and head of the city's famed Medical School.
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