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I investigate the execution of William Cockburn the notorious Border Reiver, killed by King James V, and search for the remains of Cockburn’s castle and chapel.
The brothers standing stones, Smailholm tower and the Cow Stone
A man travels to fantastical ruined castles, old bridges and monuments to uncover the history of the Battle of Flodden. The most disastrous day ever in Scottish Borders history.
A man reads a poem by William Wordsworth about ancient yew trees in the Borrowdale Valley, Lake District England. Then decides to go searching for them. Thanks to Michael Dunning and the Yew Tree Mysteries for the information and inspiration.
A man searches for the remains of Gilnknockie Castle in the Scottish Borderlands. A possible site for the home and base of the notorious Border Reiver ….Johnnie Armstrong of Gilnknockie.
A man searches for ancient, sacred, huge, impressive yew trees in Southern Scotland, and wonders why they are so revered