Biography of Godwin Douglas (1474-1522)

Scottish poet, whose real name was Gavin Douglas. He/She was born in the castle of Tantallon, Scotland, and died in London. He/She studied at the University of Saint Andrews. In 1516 he/she was appointed Bishop of Dunkeld. He/She was pursued by the Tudor Queen Margarita, so left the bishopric and took refuge in London. He/She died from the plague. He/She is the author of two poems: the Palace of honour (1501) and the heart King. He/She translated the Aeneid of Virgil in 1513, written in middle scots or Scottish medieval, language that defined as scottis rather than as inglis. This translation is like better than neo-classical and modern versions.