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A History Of Scotland [DVD] : Archeologist and charismatic presenter Neil Oliver charts the birth and growth of the Scottish nation in this thought-provoking and compelling series. A totally absorbing ten episodes brings a fresh perspective to Scotland’s past and challenges many of the perceived notions of Scottish history. With stunning, BAFTA-winning cinematography and a captivating narrative the series tells of political intrigues, battles and allegiances, and religious conflict. The journey begins with the first stirrings of identity around 2,000 years ago through to devolution and the reopening of the Scottish Parliament. It reveals the fascinating struggles, power brokers, incidents and characters across the years from William Wallace, Robert the Bruce and Sir Walter Scott to the Highland-lowland rivalry, the Covenanters, the Darien disaster and the tobacco lords. Using the very latest in historical research, A History of Scotland is a sweeping and insightful chronicle of an often turbulent, but continuingly fascinating, nation.
A History Of Scotland DVD includes an extra feature: How the Celts Saved Britain -- A provocative two-part documentary presented by Dan Snow.
Running time: approx 600 minutes.
Related product: A History of Scotland - Music from the BBC Series Audio CD.
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