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Clans of Scotland (Three-Disc Widescreen Edition)
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Clans of Scotland takes a journey beyond the myths and the tartan to uncover some truly gripping stories.
Presenter Paul Murton uses historical and modern-day locations, the stunning drama of Scotland's scenery and the testimony of contemporary accounts and present-day descendants to explore defining moments in the fierce and bloody history of Scotland's Clans. Focusing on major characters and events, each episode throws light on one of Scotland's most famous Clans: their origins, myths and traditions, their ancient hatreds, military prowess and - for some - their battles to survive extermination and exile.
Featuring 12 Clans
MacGregor, MacDonald, MacLeod, Campbell, Fraser, MacKenzie,
Armstrong, Cameron, Douglas, Maclean, Stewart and Grant
Top Customer Reviews
He skips all royal lines, ignores all clans with important women leaders (such as Jacobite Leader Colonel Anne Farquharson and Lady Gruoch, first crowned Queen of Scots) or famous literary and artistic figures (for example Lord Byron of Clan Gordon), overlooks historically significant warriors (like Clan MacBain's famous hero of Cullodon, Gillies MacBain, who fought so bravely, even the English wanted to spare his life!). How can you claim to represent the cultural and traditional Clans that shaped the history of Scotland but ignore Clan MacAlpin, from whom all Scottish Kings claim descent? Or Clan MacDuff, the only clan with the right to enthrone Scottish Kings at their coronation? Or Clan MacKinnon, hereditary Abbots of Iona, burial place of all Celtic Kings of the Scots? Or Clan Wallace, which lead the War of Independence? And not one member clan of the fierce and fascinating Clan Chattan Federation is even mentioned!
Bottom line, if his choices were not poor, they were also not inclusive or representative. This series should not be called "Clans of Scotland," it should be called "Clans of Scotland that interest Paul Murton of Clan MacGregor" (the first Clan he profiles) or "A Brief History of 12 of the 174 Clans of Scotland."
This series wasn't bad; it was just biased, unrepresentative, and disappointing.
I didn't like it. Three short dvds. I could have read more information than the movie talks about. For me it was a waste of money and even my time to watch it.
But it was for dad and he like it enough.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you want to know about specific Clan history, this is the set for you.Published 7 months ago by Tasgognata (Toireasa Nic an Chrosain)
I enjoyed the CLANS OF SCOTLAND but my husband was bored with all the documentary!Published 8 months ago by Sharon C. May-Liebman
Episodes short, to the point, but could be more informative.Published 10 months ago by Glenn Stewart
Great dvd the information on the clans were very interesting and informative so unusual but never the less glad to have purchased this dvd.Published 12 months ago by Kindle Customer
I have finished viewing the BBC film on the history of Scotland and this film on some of the major clans of Scotland adds further research on the subject matter. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Richard B