Transcript for 56a

    Now I am going here to try a bit of an experiment, rightly or wrongly. At the time of writing we are well into the story of the Scottish Revolution,Read More

    Transcript for HoS 65

    Scotland now had an army devoted just to Scotland for a while, and the immediate task was to clear away the vestiges of rebellion and civil war. Montrose of courseRead More

    Transcript for HoS 64

    I am glad to be back in the land of the brave. And just to make sure we are all together in the same place, singing from the same psalter,Read More

    Transcript for HoS 63

    I did once read one of those quotes that frequently get posted on Twitter, might have been one from Bertrand Russell, I think, the philosopher rather than Bertie, the blokeRead More

    Transcript for HoS 62

    The news of the Cessation was incendiary, in many ways. Of course in England and Scotland many took it as proof positive that Charles was a man who would doRead More

    Transcript for HoS 60

    A bit like Charles Dickens and his writing for a regular publication, I have come to the habit of ending each of your History of Scotland instalments with a bitRead More

    Transcript for HOS 61

    Last time we looked at the Rebellion in Ireland, and the cat that was duly placed among the pigeons. An army had been duly sent by the designated Cat controller,Read More

    Transcript for HoS 59

    Now last time I left you on a bit of a cliff hanger; the King, was not turning up to the expected party of war on the Scottish-English border; theRead More