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September 26, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

S2.30 Margaret the Maid of Norway (The Great Cause)

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A largely forgotten figure in Scottish history, Margaret the Maid of Norway's "reign" would be a pivotal turning point in Scottish history. After Alexander III died in accident in 1286 without an heir, his only descendent was Margaret, his three year-old granddaughter who had never set foot in Scotland. A special group known as the Guardians of Scotland sought to preserve the peace of the kingdom for Margaret, but at the cost of involving King Edward I of England, who would prove to be something of an ogre in Scottish history, starting by presiding over "The Great Cause' to determine the future of the Scottish succession. Would Edward take this chance to snatch the kingdom? Would the Guardians preserve the peace? Would Margaret make it to Scotland?

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September 12, 2016 @ 6:59 pm

Ali’s Dissertation (on Edward I, the Crusades and Welsh Castles)

Incredibly, Ali is control! Ali guides Graham through his university dissertation on Edward I and how his Crusade shaped his campaigns in Wales and the building of his magnificent Welsh castles. Also featuring our first ever interview with Professor Michael Prestwich who literally wrote the book on Edward!

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