Thursday, September 11, 2014
Stewart Lee on Mel Gibson and Braveheart
Some of the wilder voices on the Yes side of the referendum campaign are convinced that Scotland was once conquered by England.
In reality, the union of crowns was entirely voluntary. You could not see James VI's backside for dust when he was offered the throne of England, and there were soon complaints about the preference shown to Scots at the court in Whitehall.
Perhaps the belief that Scotland was conquered comes from Braveheart. If that is so, allow Stewart Lee to put you right.