David Hume of Godscroft

David Hume Of Godscroft

David Hume (or Home) (1558–1629) was a Scottish historian and political theorist, poet and controversialist, a major intellectual figure in Jacobean Scotland. He also spent a decade as pastor of a Protestant congregation in France.

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