I watched Neil Oliver’s story of the clan warfare last night. To be honest it’s about the clans but, as the historians usually do, it is slanted towards the romantic side of the Stuart struggle […]
In researching the Stuarts it was interesting to find that the area in which the 1820 novel Bubbles in the Cauldron was set saw an earlier uprising in 1679 when the Presbyterian Covenanters defeated the […]
I’ve just been reading Sir Walter Scott’s account of the campaign of Graham of Montrose at the beginning of the Civil War. It’s accurate and readable but, like so many military and naval war accounts […]
A story line from the 1719 Jacobite rebellion in Scotland.
Let’s take a look at these Vikings. They come in boatloads, all armed with two swords and a battle axe yet it is only the nobility that can afford proper weapons in Britain and Western […]