Monday 23 July 2012

TNA podcast - England and Scotland at War

The latest podcast from the Kew based National Archives is a talk from Sean Cunningham entitled England and Scotland at War, 1296-1513: sources at The National Archives. Here's some blurb from the site:

At a time when the position of Scotland in the Union is the subject of renewed debate, this podcast reminds us of the outright hostility that underlay the relationship of England and her northern neighbour during much of the medieval period. Next year’s 500th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden and the recent publication of a new book of essays on this subject provide a useful opportunity to show how the records at The National Archives illuminate why and how England and Scotland spent so much time at war between 1296 and 1513.

The talk is available at or from iTunes.

Incidentally, as well as Flodden's 500th anniversary next year, today sees us just 700 days away from the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn, when Edward's army was "sent homewards to think again". A new website has been launched at counting down to the anniversary and providing information on the new visitor centre.


Check out my Scotland's Greatest Story research service
New book: It's Perthshire 1866 - there's been a murder... (from June 12th 2012)

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