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After Braveheart episode 2

After Braveheart episode 2: What happened when the army of Robert Bruce invaded Ireland in order to unite the Celtic nations against English oppression? Few know that the last High King of Ireland was a Scotsman, Edward, brother of Robert Bruce. This docudrama brings the period and people of this conflict to life.     This docudrama series reveals the untold story of how a Scottish army tried to drive the English out of Ireland 700 years ago.   After…

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After Braveheart episode 1

After Braveheart episode 1: This docudrama series reveals the untold story of how a Scottish army tried to drive the English out of Ireland 700 years ago.     This is a story of two Celtic nations, a shared heritage and a forgotten war that could have changed the course of history. Robert Bruce, King of Scotland, decided to invade Ireland to unite the Celtic nations against the English. Now for the first time, these dramatic events are explored on…

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A History of Scotland episode 5 – Project Britain

A History of Scotland episode 5 - Project Britain: Neil Oliver describes how the ambitions of two of Scotland's Stuart monarchs were the driving force that united two ancient enemies, and set them on the road to the Great Britain we know today.     While Mary Queen of Scots plotted to usurp Elizabeth I and seize the throne of England, her son James dreamt of a more radical future: a Protestant Great Britain.   A History of Scotland episode…

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A History of Scotland episode 4 – Language is Power

A History of Scotland episode 4 - Language is Power: Neil Oliver reveals the story of the infamous Highland/Lowland divide, which was the result of a family struggle.     At one time, Gaelic Scotland - the people and the language - was central to the collective identity of Scots. But as Neil Oliver reveals, Scotland's infamous Highland/Lowland divide was the result of a family struggle that divided the kingdom. This is the story of how the centralising policies of…

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A History of Scotland episode 3 – Bishop Makes King

A History of Scotland episode 3 - Bishop Makes King: Documentary series charting Scottish history. Neil Oliver investigates the role the church played in Robert Bruce's struggle to secure Scottish independence.     Robert Bruce's 22-year struggle to secure Scottish independence is one of the most important chapters in the country's history. Neil Oliver explores the crucial role the Scottish church played in promoting the cause of Robert Bruce, how they launched repeated propaganda campaigns, both at home and abroad,…

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