Origins of ”Ae Fond Kiss” | Inside the Mind of Robert Burns

The popular poem "Ae Fond Kiss" was born from an affair conducted over letter where Burns and Agnes spoke in religious euphemisms to mimic their sexual desires.

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 5'54''
  • Broadcast year: 2022
Curriculum Connection
  • English Literature | Reading

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  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC Scotland
  • Programme: Inside the Mind of Robert Burns