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On 25/10/2018 at 08:59, Nibs said:

All the fuss about Bodyguard a few weeks back which I thought was okay but dragged on a bit. Much preferring Killing Eve - really good and Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer are both excellent.

 

I stuck with Killing Eve until the ridiculous Russian prison episode and that confirmed that it was just TOO silly for words, and I stopped. 

Started with Berlin Station, and I wasn't really sure about what was going on in episode 1, episode 2  clarified some stuff, but made other things much more confusing.  I got half-way through episode 3 last night and realised that I didn't really care what was happening, and that the whole thing was just trying to be too clever for its own good, sacrificing good story-telling in a desperate attempt to be enigmatic, and covering poor writing with moody half-lit shots of Berlin.  So I stopped that one as well.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p01lyy75/the-quest-for-bannockburn-original-series-1-day-one

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b046rjhw/the-quest-for-bannockburn-original-series-2-day-two

'The Quest for Bannockburn' with Neil Oliver and Tony Pollard.

Originally broadcast in 2014.

Watched it again on bbc 4 during the week. Very interesting .

 The battle result stays the same, I won't spoilit if you don't know it !

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8 minutes ago, erskblue said:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p01lyy75/the-quest-for-bannockburn-original-series-1-day-one

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b046rjhw/the-quest-for-bannockburn-original-series-2-day-two

'The Quest for Bannockburn' with Neil Oliver and Tony Pollard.

Originally broadcast in 2014.

Watched it again on bbc 4 during the week. Very interesting .

 The battle result stays the same, I won't spoilit if you don't know it !

@erskblueThanks for posting. Will have to watch the programmes. I've visited the site a few times over the years.

The English knight, Henry de Bohun had more than a bad headache after receiving a blow from an axe wielded by Robert the Bruce!

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8 hours ago, Boyne said:

@erskblueThanks for posting. Will have to watch the programmes. I've visited the site a few times over the years.

The English knight, Henry de Bohun had more than a bad headache after receiving a blow from an axe wielded by Robert the Bruce!

From the alternative side of history the Knights Templar that were under threat in France were thought to have fought alongside Robert the Bruce in exchange for sanctuary.

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As a young Scot, I grew up being taught in school about The Battle of Bannockburn.

However, the Battle isn't as a simplistic England v Scotland battle as it's often portrayed. There's much more 'medieval politics (and greed)' involved.

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On ‎24‎/‎11‎/‎2018 at 08:50, erskblue said:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p01lyy75/the-quest-for-bannockburn-original-series-1-day-one

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b046rjhw/the-quest-for-bannockburn-original-series-2-day-two

'The Quest for Bannockburn' with Neil Oliver and Tony Pollard.

Originally broadcast in 2014.

Watched it again on bbc 4 during the week. Very interesting .

 The battle result stays the same, I won't spoil it if you don't know it !

Don't quite know what's happened here !

DOH !!

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2 hours ago, erskblue said:

As a young Scot, I grew up being taught in school about The Battle of Bannockburn.

However, the Battle isn't as a simplistic England v Scotland battle as it's often portrayed. There's much more 'medieval politics (and greed)' involved.

Agree about it being more than England v Scotland. In that it's very similar to the Battle of Culloden where English and Scots fought on both sides. 

The Scottish Wars of Independence were very complicated with people changing sides: it is said that Robert the Bruce changed sides, possibly because his family had lands in both Scotland and England. I think that the Bruces had land in Yorkshire. There were also tensions between the Bruces, the Balliols and the Comyns. Following the deaths of King Alexander III and later Margaret, Maid of Norway, Edward I was asked to offer advice on who should be monarch in Scotland. That played into the hands of Edward I who was keen to expand his 'Empire' into Wales and Scotland.

On paper, the English should have won the Battle of Bannockburn as their army outnumbered the Scots forces but due to the Scots employing their forces better and having stronger leaders i.e. the Bruces, Douglas etc as opposed to Edward II who was not a military expert like his father. Arguably one of the key things to come out of the Wars of Independence was the Declaration of Arbroath which was drawn up in 1320. Some parts of that declaration are mirrored in the American Declaration of Independence signed 456 years later.

https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/files/research/declaration-of-arbroath/declaration-of-arbroath-transcription-and-translation.pdf

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I got through the Altered Carbon series on netflix over the last few weeks and though it was very good, a good take on a dystopian future a la bladerunner. 

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