Date(s) - 04/06/2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre


Most residents of Edinburgh know the story of how The Great Lafayette perished in a fire at what is now the Festival Theatre, but what about before then? 

Who was The Great Lafayette? What was his life like before his death and why do we still feel the repercussions now?

Join local authors Ian Robertson and Gordon Rutter on a journey to the magic of the theatre and the mystery of The Great Lafayette!


Ian Robertson is an author who is no stranger to history’s mysteries. With several books under his belt (including works on the Knights Templar and Rosslyn Chapel) and a range of television appearances, he lectures regularly on the topics that interest him. Ian also provides tours for special interest groups.

Gordon Rutter is an author of several books on topics from mushrooms to ghosts. 20 years ago he founded the Edinburgh Fortean Society and he too lectures, appears on TV and gives tours. Gordon also has a rather large cabinet of curiosities.

Ian and Gordon collaborated on the book The Life and Death of The Great Lafayette to try to get his story out to a wider audience and they regularly give talks to spread the word. In 2020 they will start leading tours to the South of France to Templar, Cathar and Da Vinci Code locations.

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