Interested in Scotland?, where its been, is and going.

Discussion in 'The Book Club' started by chocolate_frog, Oct 30, 2009.

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  1. Scotland's History... and the pursuit of happiness

    So, draw some of your best Malt, wear one of your Mrs' skirts, eat some mince wrapped in offal followed by a deep fried Mars bar and sit back and enjoy.
  2. Sixty

    Sixty LE Moderator Book Reviewer
    1. ARRSE Cyclists and Triathletes

    No, it's the second series of the programme (the one on YouTube is the first which concentrated on 800 - 1400 CE roughly).

    Although why C_F chose to post in Books and Lit is slightly baffling.....
  3. Maybe he was playing charades :twisted:

    A very good programme it is too
  4. I thought Scotland had a good history of sucking up to the French. They've lost most of their wars as well!
  5. Sixty

    Sixty LE Moderator Book Reviewer
    1. ARRSE Cyclists and Triathletes

    Well we enjoyed winning the one where the French and Scots were on the same side so much we spun it out for the full 116 years.
  6. Well we won the first hundred years. :p

  7. works everytime :fish: :nemo:
  8. Where else could I put it?

    It isn't quite Military History and Militaria is it? I suppose Multinational HQ :D
  9. Well how about here

    Films, Music and All Things Artsy since it is a tv series
  10. Oi,some of us Jocks joined the ferkin Elglish Parrotshooters you know :D
  11. Sixty

    Sixty LE Moderator Book Reviewer
    1. ARRSE Cyclists and Triathletes

    Film, Music and all things Artsy?

    Seriously though, cheers for posting. It's been intermittently advertised up here but I didn't know the official broadcast date.

    The last series was very good and laid a few myths to rest. It benefited from being a fairly serious historical series (albeit with a lightweight presenter) rather than a 'wha's like us' triumphalism.
  12. Well even Para Regt need Mess waiters! :D
  13. Re the Hundred (116) Years War,

    What was Scotlands input?

    Let's see... hmmm,

    Oh, yes, the French were so sh1tting themselves that the English were coming they asked the Scots to intervene and tie up the English Army in Britian. Thus allowing a defence of France to be mustered, as the defences had been sorely misfinanced during the an period of armistice that the English used to remuster and rearm.

    The battle was near Durham and was a 1 - 0 victory for the home team (ie England). Even with the vast majority of Englands fighting men in Calais or the South of England.

    William Zouche (as in Ashby al a Zouche) defeated 12,000+ Jocks with less than 7,000 English. 2/3rd of the Scots would be killed or wounded that day, in return for 100 English (largely due to good Longbow men) and the Scots King himself would be captured, and held for 18 years. Mainly after he was abandoned by his nobles, who legged it when the stalemate finally broke, the Scots charged (which fell to disarray) under the same sort of treatment the French got at Agincourt and Clercy.

    A fair few Scots Nobles died that day also. Arrows obviously being marked 'to whom it may concern'.

    Anyway... you were saying something about the Scots being in the same colours as the winning team for the Guerre de Cent Ans.