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 50 The Cradle King - Members Only

    A picture of a young James VI – falcon already on arm as James’ love of hunting started early. James VI described himself as the Cradle King – and crowned atRead More

    Transcript for HOS 50

    Right everyone, now that Mary is gone, we can move on emotionally and chronologically. Although I feel the need to take a step back to help us move forward, toRead 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