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JB Wilson
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Volume 37: Issue 3: 2007




Halliday and Beattie came from the small village of Dalton in Dumfriesshire and both became physicians to the Duke of Clarence, the King’s brother. They had interesting  and  varied  careers  and  accompanied  their  royal  patron  on  his  frequent visits to the Continent.  Halliday served in the Peninsula War and at Waterloo while Beattie became a close friend and confident of the Duke.  Based on his visits to the Continent, Beattie produced a beautifully illustrated series of travel books.