Fiction writer, playwright, and professor, Robertson Davies was one of Canada’s literary giants.
Born in Thamesville, Ontario on August 28, 1813, Robertson Davies was the youngest of three sons. His father, a publisher and Liberal senator, was William Rupert Davies. His mother, a strict Presbyterian, was Florence Sheppard McKay Davies.
Davies spent much of his childhood in the city of Kingston, where his father owned a local newspaper. For preparatory schooling, he attended Colborne College,...