On This Day: 27th of June
On this day in 1746:
Honorary Degree for the Duke of Cumberland
The Faculty agreed to confer the degree of Doctor of Laws on Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-1765), who commanded the British Army at the Battle of Culloden in 1746.
On this day in 1821:
Thomas Barclay Licensed to Preach
Thomas Barclay (1792-1873), the Principal of the University from 1858 to 1873, received a licence to preach the gospel from the Presbytery of Lerwick in Shetland.
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