HoS 57 A National Covenant - Members Only

    The national Covenant was an extraordinary mobilisation of public will in the face of widely feared religious changes. It drew on traditional forms – but the process was revolutionary TranscriptRead More

    HoS 56 Who Will Do Me Service - Members Only

    Charles I finally visited his kingdom in 1633 – 8 years after acceding the the throne, and his passage there was preceded by rumour and worry. The Coronation and parliament couldRead More

    HoS 54 King of Britain - Members Only

    In 1603 James VI also became James I of England. for the rest of his reign he would be an absentee in Scotland, except one visit in 1617. Would theRead More

    HoS 51 Peace and Authority - Members Only

      John Thirlsstone came to power on the coattails of the Duke of Lennox; ‘a puddock-stoole’ he was described by horrified Magnates, who would distrust is lowly birth. He and JamesRead More

    HoS 49 The Trials of Mary - Members Only

      Mary’s arrival in England was like a political bomb going off. As accusations from the Confederate lords followed her over the border, Mary would have to fight for herRead More

    HoS 47 There and Back Again - Members Only

    In the face of Elizabethan dithering and, frankly, absurd demands about conditions on her marriage, Mary makes a fateful marriage choice. There will be consequences. Blood. Life.    

    HoS 45 Mary Through Time - Members Only

      The first of 5 podcasts on the life of Mary, Queen of Scots. Mary’s reputation through the centuries and how historians have viewed her, and her life until herRead More

    HoS 44 Reformation - Members Only

      Through the Reformation parliament of 1560 and over the following decades, the Reformed Kirk for the most part became part of the Scottish peoples’ pride and identity