Abertay Historical Society Book Launch
When & Where
You are invited to join us for the in-person launch of our latest publication, exploring the life of the Whig, Hanoverian, Glasite and anti-Jacobite town clerk of Perth, George Miller, on Wednesday 15 December at 7pm in the Soutar Theatre of the AK Bell Library, Perth.
The subject of this book could truly be said to have lived through interesting times. He grew up during the upheavals of the late 17th century and as he approached adulthood he witnessed the controversial passing of the Act of Union between Scotland and England. His early legal career coincided with the succession of the Hanoverian dynasty. George Miller was to prove himself a loyal follower of that royal house and a supporter of the Union. He managed to survive the upheavals of Jacobite risings, religious dissent and personal scandal to forge a successful and lengthy career as well as creating a small legal dynasty of his own.
The book is written by Steve Connelly, the Abertay Historical Society’s current president. Born in Coventry, he graduated from the University of Dundee with a degree in Modern History in 1975. He then qualified as a teacher before becoming the archivist of Perth & Kinross District Council in 1978. He retired in 2016 and began researching for this book in his former workplace.
The launch will feature talks by the author and guest speaker Professor Chris Whatley, followed by a chance to meet the author, purchase a copy and get your book signed.
Please book your place in advance via Book Launch - George Miller, Town Clerk of Perth, 1723-1763 Tickets, Wed, Dec 15, 2021 at 7:00 PM | Eventbrite
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