Transcript for HoS 87

    Hello Gracious and honourable members again, and welcome to the History of Scotland, episode… If you are listening in real time then wow, it seems a long time since we’veRead More

    Transcript for HoS 86

    Hello Gracious and honourable members again, and welcome to the History of Scotland, episode… So, in an extraordinary period of Scottish history, we come to the change that will haveRead More

    Transcript for HoS 85

    Hello Gracious and honourable members again, and welcome to the History of Scotland, episode… Over the last few episodes we have explored how life developed in Scotland over the firstRead More

    Transcript for HoS 82

    This episode, everyone, I would like to try an experiment. Obviously we have work to do – and important work it is; the immediate aftermath of the ’45. I thoughtRead More

    Transcript for HoS 81

    Over the last couple of episodes on the History of Scotland we heard about the troubled decades that followed the Act of Union, and honestly it wasn’t great. The hoped-forRead More

    Transcript for HoS 80

    Last time on the History of Scotland…we heard about the troubled start to Union, that was almost strangled in its infancy – one attempt was made in its very heart,Read More

    Transcript for HoS 78

    Last time we ended on something of a low point. This episode is not necessarily going to be any simpler and easier, but look – history is not here forRead More

    The Highland Charge

    The Highland charge is a feature of early modern warfare in Scotland and ireland. Often it is viewed through the lens of courage of the men involvd, but the historianRead More

    Transcript for HoS 77

    Last week, then, we heard about the Convention of Estates that met in Scotland to decide between the claims to kingship of James Stuart, VII of that name, and theRead More

    Transcript for HoS 76

    Now then we have come to a most momentous period in Scottish history, as if all periods weren’t momentous, but you know what I mean. The next 25 years willRead More