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Bishop Makes King

Documentary series charting Scottish history. Neil Oliver investigates the role the church played in Robert Bruce's struggle to secure Scottish independence.

Robert Bruce's 22-year struggle to secure Scottish independence is one of the most important chapters in the country's history. Neil Oliver explores the crucial role the Scottish church played in promoting the cause of Robert Bruce, how they launched repeated propaganda campaigns, both at home and abroad, and how the famous 1320 Declaration of Arbroath ultimately persuaded the Pope to finally recognise Scotland as an independent nation.

58 minutes


Role Contributor
Presenter Neil Oliver
Producer Tim Niel
Director Tim Niel
Series Producer Richard Downes
Executive Producer Neil McDonald


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