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Walking Through History

  • 2020
  • Season 1
  • 4 episodes
  • Education

Summary

Tony Robinson embarks on spectacular walks through some of Britain's most historic landscapes in search of the richest stories from our country's past.

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Episode 4: Battle in the Glens

Summary

Tony Robinson goes on a four-day trek through the Kintail region of the north-western Highlands, examining the story of the Jacobite uprisings of the early 1700s along the way. He starts by visiting Iron Age dwellings in Shiel Bridge, and heads to the rebuilt castle on Eilean Donan, the original of which was destroyed after invading Spanish troops landed there and were attacked by British warships. Tony ends in Glen Shiel, the site of a climactic battle in 1719 where royalist troops defeated the rebels.

Review

What’s been nice about this series is that you can enjoy it on two levels: if you’re a history buff, there are plenty of facts and stories, while if you’re a rambler, there’s lovely scenery and inspiring routes.

In this episode Tony Robinson tackles the harsh climate and dramatic landscape of the west Highlands to chart the equally harsh and dramatic history of the 1719 Jacobite rebellion.

He’s aiming for Glen Shiel where the royalists defeated the rebels at what could be described as Britain’s most scenic battlefield. In conclusion he wonders whether, with so many Scots wanting independence, the Jacobite spirit isn’t still with us.

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  • Episode 4

    Battle in the Glens

    Summary

    Tony Robinson goes on a four-day trek through the Kintail region of the north-western Highlands, examining the story of the Jacobite uprisings of the early 1700s along the way. He starts by visiting Iron Age dwellings in Shiel Bridge, and heads to the rebuilt castle on Eilean Donan, the original of which was destroyed after invading Spanish troops landed there and were attacked by British warships. Tony ends in Glen Shiel, the site of a climactic battle in 1719 where royalist troops defeated the rebels.

    Review

    What’s been nice about this series is that you can enjoy it on two levels: if you’re a history buff, there are plenty of facts and stories, while if you’re a rambler, there’s lovely scenery and inspiring routes.

    In this episode Tony Robinson tackles the harsh climate and dramatic landscape of the west Highlands to chart the equally harsh and dramatic history of the 1719 Jacobite rebellion.

    He’s aiming for Glen Shiel where the royalists defeated the rebels at what could be described as Britain’s most scenic battlefield. In conclusion he wonders whether, with so many Scots wanting independence, the Jacobite spirit isn’t still with us.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterTony Robinson

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorDavid Johnson
    Executive producerPhilip Clarke
    Executive producerSimon Raikes
    Series producerDavid Johnson
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