Prof. Roger Mason on BBC2 9pm 30 November – Scotland’s Greatest Warrior

Prof. Roger Mason will be appearing on BBC2 programme Scotland’s Greatest Warrior, revealing how James Graham, the 1st Marquis of Montrose and a poet and military genius, won six successive battles against the odds during the 17th-century civil wars – but ultimately died a martyr for his faithless kings on an Edinburgh scaffold.

Montrose’s campaign – in which the devastating ‘Highland charge’ was developed – has astounded soldiers and historians for centuries. Four centuries after Montrose’s birth, historians trace the life of this extraordinary Scot. Dramatic reconstruction and CGI reveal the tactics of Montrose’s brilliant but doomed campaign. For more on the programme visit Caledonia TV.

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One Response to Prof. Roger Mason on BBC2 9pm 30 November – Scotland’s Greatest Warrior

  1. Malcolm McVittie says:

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