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Sir Walter Scott

Who was he?

Wikipedia:  Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832) was a prolific Scottish historical novelist and poet, popular throughout Europe during his time. His novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of The Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor.

Why was he in Bath?

He was brought to Bath as a four-year-old by his aunt, who believed the waters would heal his limp, caused by an attack of poliomyelitis when just eighteen months old. They stayed at 6, South Parade:
Location of plaque at 6, South Parade

Sir Walter Scott plaque

The text reads

"Here dwelt Sir Walter Scott 1775"

Location map of 6, South Parade:
Sir Walter Scott location map



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