Preview – Rise of the Clans

Neil Oliver
Picture Shows: Neil Oliver. Image Credit: BBC Scotland.

Historian Neil Oliver looks in the history of the clans in his native Scotland.

He begins by looking at the reign of Robert the Bruce, how he managed to rally the clans behind him to defeat the English at the Battle of Bannockburn, and how this in turn lead to the shaping of Scotland in the centuries to come.

Rise of the Clans is on BBC Four at 21.00, and now on the BBC iPlayer.