Daniel Defoe’s life was as packed with adventure as that of any storybook hero – including the eponymous hero of the novel Robinson Crusoe. But Defoe was real. He was the world’s first realistic novelist, a fearless political campaigner, the world’s first campaigning and investigative journalist and the publisher of one of the world’s first newspapers. He was a merchant, a soldier and a tireless traveller and worked as a secret agent in Scotland for William III. He even spent some time in prison and a spell in the pillory for his work as a political pamphleteer. He was, in truth, a real…


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Source: Dr Vernon Coleman - MB ChB DSc Read the original article here: https://vernoncoleman.org/