In this episode we discuss chapter two of A People’s History of Scotland, “The Wars of Independence.”
Offering fresh perspectives on William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, and Mary Queen of Scotts, host Sara Bennett is joined by author Chris Bambery to explore one of the most tumultuous periods in Scottish history—the two wars of independence. Sara and Chris discuss how power was wielded in feudal Scotland, the experiences of the rural poor, and the machinations of Scotland’s ruling families as they vied for the crown. Scotland’s “game of thrones” is placed in the context of international alliances and the class dynamics of feudal society.
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