The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie TV - David Icke - Prince Philip - The World’s Strangest UFO Stories TV - Clydebank Blitz TV - Paranatural: Blood Rain & Star Jelly TV - Tony Robinson TV - The Untold Invasion of Britain TV - Bettany Hughes TV - Michael Wood TV - Julian Richards - Simon Schama TV - Lost Worlds: Braveheart’s Scotland TV - Helen Castor TV - Sam Willis TV - David Dimbleby TV - Robert Bartlett TV - Jeremy Black: The English Civil War TV - Steve Pickstock - David Starkey TV - Fred Dibnah TV - James Burke - J M Barrie - Robert Burns - Harry Lauder - George MacDonald - Roy Williamson - Christopher North - William Shakespeare - Kenneth Clark TV - Spitting Image TV - Tobias Smollett - Trainspotting 1996 - Rab C Nesbitt TV - Ancient X Files TV - Andrew Marr TV - Samuel Johnson - Walter Scott - Sydney Scott - Battle of Kings: Bannockburn TV - The Last Days of Mary Queen of Scots TV - The Secret History of Our Streets TV - The Last Days of Guy Fawkes TV - Scotland: For Richer or Poorer TV - Panorama TV - Sean Connery - William Wallace - Alexander McQueen - Joe Jordan - David Hayman TV - London Calling 2015 - Natural World TV - Iain Stewart TV - The Last Battle of the Vikings TV - The Trial of Alex Salmond TV - The Art of Architecture TV - The Real War of Thrones TV - Rob Bell TV -
It’s horrible here. The winter never ends. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie IV starring Geraldine McEwan & Amanda Kirby & Lynsey Baxter & Vivienne Ross et al, Italian lass to mother, ITV 1978
Scotland is a very major centre for this global elite bloodline and of Satanism and of secret societies. David Icke, The Elite’s Scary Plan to Take Us Down, Youtube 2017
How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to pass the test? Prince Philip to Scottish driving instructor 1995
More UFOs are reported by people in Scotland than any other country. And some residents suggest some elaborate theories to explain it. The World’s Strangest UFO Stories: Have Aliens Invaded Scotland? 2006
In the spring of 1941 the town of Clydebank experienced Scotland’s biggest loss of civilian life ... Over 1,200 people were killed. Clydebank Blitz, BBC 2011
The truth about the raid never hit the headlines. ibid.
Clydebank was riddled with military targets. ibid.
Star jelly sightings after meteor showers occur around the world. But recently many reports are coming from Scotland. Paranatural s1e3: Blood Rain and Star Jelly, Blaze 2010
Edinburgh had once been a volcano ... Hutton unlocked one of the greatest mysteries of the world ... The tell-tale signs of an ancient volcano. Tony Robinson, Birth of Britain: Volcanoes, National Geographic 2010
Loch Ness was once filled by an enormous powerful glacier. Tony Robinson, Birth of Britain: Ice
Hadrian’s Wall built almost a century earlier still marked the northern limit of Roman Britain. It snaked across the hills all the way from the North Sea to the Irish Sea splitting the island in two. The Untold Invasion of Britain, Channel 4 2011
40,000 Romans marched to the foot of the Scottish highlands. ibid.
Rome never marched into Scotland again. ibid.
Seventy-three miles and twenty-feet high in places the Wall ... functioned as an instrument of social control. Bettany Hughes, The Roman Invasion of Britain II: Revolt, History 2009
The Pics have become much more important in understanding the roots of Scotland. Michael Wood, The Great British Nation: A People’s History 2/8: Tribes to Nations, BBC 2012
Up in the north, in the kingdom of Scotland, the Protestant Reformation unfolded later than in England and Wales. Michael Wood, The Great British Story: A People’s History 5/8: Lost Worlds & New Worlds
By 1914 there were forty-eight shipyards on the Clyde. Shipbuilding guaranteed the empire and empire guaranteed the shipyards. Michael Wood, The Great British Story: A People’s History 8/8: Modern Britain
Orkney is home to a dazzling array of Stone Age monuments. Julian Richards, Stories from the Dark Earth II: Meet the Ancestors Revisited: Families of the Stone Age, BBC 2013
It was Scotland that was destined to be on the end of Edward’s power games. Simon Schama, A History of Britain s1e4: Nations, BBC 2000
Just as he had ripped the heart out of the Welsh sense of independence by carrying off their sacred relics, Edward now took the Stone of Scone, the symbol of the independent Scottish Crown, to Westminster. ibid.
Having won a victory on the battlefield if not the war itself, the Scots now sought international recognition of their newly won liberty. The occasion was a letter sent to the Pope. ibid.
The prayer-book riots though were just the fuse. What those who lit it wanted was to blow up the bishops and the whole royal Church establishment in Scotland. Simon Schama, A History of Britain s2e1: The British Wars
For the Scots had invited the 20-year-old Charles II to come and be their king, and went to war on his behalf. Simon Schama, A History of Britain s2e2: Revolutions
In London and Edinburgh news of the Massacre at Glencoe was greeted by pious professions of shock ... If the intention had been to cower the Jacobites into submission it had all gone horribly wrong. Simon Schama, A History of Britain s2e3: Britannia Incorporated
Britannia Incorporated: It was one of the most astonishing transformations in European history ... Scotland and England were joined at the hip. ibid.
Money, drink, libels, gangs of toughs, this was all-out war at the Hustings. Tories accused the Whigs of being fanatics, the dregs of the populus, atheists, commonwealth men. Whigs accused Tories of being willing tools of the Jesuits and the French. ibid.
1714: Queen Anne died with no heir. To make sure of a Protestant successor no fewer than fifty-seven individuals with blood ties to Anne were passed over to arrive at the next King of England. An uncharismatic, middle-aged man who didn’t speak English ... George I of Great Britain ... his coronation was greeted with rioting in twenty towns. ibid.
The Union had failed to dampen the enthusiasm in Scotland for the Jacobite cause. In fact quite the opposite. ibid.
Robert Walpole ... In effect Britain’s first Prime Minister. And under his leadership the British economy boomed as never before. Walpole’s appeal was to shameless self-interest. ibid.
The Jacobite cause had refused to die ... Bonnie Prince Charlie ... He was a Stuart ... For Charles nothing less than the conquest of England would do ... The Jacobites defeated themselves ... The prince lost the vote by a substantial margin. The Jacobites turned about and headed north, beginning the long tramp back to Scotland through dreadful winter weather pursued by those newly returned England regiments. ibid.
Villages were burnt to the ground. Captured men hanged or shot. Cattle were stolen. Thousands driven from their homes. Even the wearing of highland dress was banned in an effort to strip the clams not just of their possessions but of their identity. ibid.
In the decades following Culloden a transformation would take place in Scotland … In the cities too a new Scotland was being born … The flowering of the forward cult of modernity … The world of science, commerce and industry. ibid.
Adam Smith, the son of a customs officer, had an exhilarating vision of the future … It would be his revolutionary book The Wealth of Nations which would mark Scotland’s farewell to sentimental self-destruction. ibid.
At the end of the 13th century Scotland was a country under attack, invaded by the greatest army in Christendom. Defeat seemed inevitable. But from seemingly nowhere emerged a man who would become Scotland’s greatest hero: William Wallace, later known as Braveheart. Lost Worlds: Braveheart’s Scotland, History 2006
It was also a golden age of culture and sophistication. Travelling on secret pathways that still lie beneath modern Scotland is a world that has not been seen for 700 years. This is the lost world of Braveheart. ibid.
On 11th September 1297 in Stirling, central Scotland, two armies faced each other across a river. In the shadow of Stirling castle stood the English, the finest army in Europe, sent by Edward I. On the other side the Scots, a rapidly assembled collection of clan armies. Their nation’s independence would depend on the outcome of this battle. ibid.
At Bannockburn Robert Bruce routed Edward’s army. England had lost its control of Scotland. Dr Helen Castor, She Wolves: England’s Early Queens II: Isabella and Margaret, BBC 2012
The west coast of Scotland in 1263: pillage, plunder and conquest? Well, it’s as much about trade as anything else. Invasion! with Sam Willis II, BBC 2007