Digging Up Your Roots

Start : 
18 Jan 2009 - 12:00
End : 
18 Jan 2009 - 13:00

Eric will be discussing The Worcester incident of 1705.


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Programme 3: The Sea

Scotland’s links with the sea take many forms: in fishing, in wartime action, in naval service and in trading.

And what's the story behind the hanging of the crew of the Worcester at Leith in 1705? Jeered by a mob of thousands, the unfortunate mariners were purely victims of political circumstances, as Dr Eric Graham, author of 'Seawolves - Pirates and the Scots' explains.