Transcript for HoS 16

      The death of Malcolm III, Margaret and their designated heir Prince Edward threw political Scotland into a chaos of competing claims. There were multiple candidates, that being the wayRead More

    Transcript for HoS 8

      Our objective today is to get to the eve of the Viking invasions, through the lives of Bridei, Adomnan and Onuist. We left the world of Northern Britain andRead More

    Transcript for HoS 49

    Mary’s decision to flee to England in May 1568 is often seen as a disastrous one, with the hindsight which is so useful to shed-bound history Podcasters, desperately podcasting aboutRead More

    Transcript for HoS 48

    When the enormous explosion woke Mary, she sent Bothwell and the captain of the guard to find out what had happened. What they came back to report apparently horrified her.Read More

    Transcript for HoS 47

    Darnley was a good looking young man. Admittedly before he’d originally arrived, the Scottish envoy in London, James Melville, had rather dissed the lad to Elizabeth, seeking to re-assure herRead More

    Transcript for HoS 46

    Mary made a remarkably good and quick crossing to Scotland from France, arriving in the firth of Forth on 10th August1561 as the sun was shining, at Leith. This hadRead More

    Transcript for HoS 45

    So ladies and Gentlemen, we have arrived at one of THE stories of Scottish History, nay British History, nay European history. The story of Mary Queen of Scots, a storyRead More

    Transcript for HoS 44

    Last time, the good burgers of Perth had been persuaded that nothing good could come from standing against the Regent, persuaded among others by the protestant Lord James Stewart. TheyRead More

    Transcript for HoS 43

    Now then, in the last few episodes we have danced gaily through the meadow of James V’s reign, frolicked carelessly in the pastures of the early years of the Mary’sRead More