Ecclefechan The Essential
Ecclefechan was the birthplace of Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), essayist, historian, social reformer and literary giant of his age. Bursting with ideas, this eloquent orator and reformer profoundly influenced Victorian Britain; he denounced materialism, while ardently defending faith and relentless work. His works include historical books on the French Revolution, Oliver Cromwell and Frederick the Great.