Thomas Sinclair was born in 1843 in Scotland, the second son of George Dunbar Sinclair and Helen Graham. He attended Edinburgh University, the New College, and the Sorbonne, earning an M.A. along the way. Sinclair worked as a tutor before turning to journalism in 1874—thereafter he became a prolific writer of poetry, reviews, articles, travel, and criticism. In addition, he wrote one novel, Goddess Fortune (1884), about children switched at birth. He travelled widely, living for a time on the continent and in Algeria. He never married and was still living in 1907 in Bournemouth.
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The Sinclairs of England
by Thomas Sinclair
The Sinclairs descend from Tognvald "the Mighty", Earl of Moere in Norway and of the Orkneys. In 876 his son Hrolf "the Ganger" entered the River Seine and pillaged the countryside. King Charles "the Simple" of France made peace by granting him the Province of Normandy, and the overloardship of Brittany. The treaty was signed at Castle Saint-Clair-Sur-Epte...
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