Battlefield Ramblings

In conjunction with BBC TWO's Battlefield Britain, in this new series of Ramblings Muriel Gray explores the areas around our greatest Battlefields.

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20040806

In conjunction with BBC TWO's Battlefield Britain, in this new series of Ramblings Muriel Gray explores the areas around our greatest Battlefields.

1/7. Boudicca's Way

In this first programme she's joined by father and Son, Peter and Dan Snow as they reveal their shared love of history and each others company.

20040813

In conjunction with BBC TWO's Battlefield Britain, in the second of seven episodes of Ramblings, Muriel Gray explores the areas around our greatest Battlefields.

2/7. Hastings

BBC Defence Correspondent Paul Adams's earliest memory is being lost in the middle of a re-enactment at Hastings in 1966. With the help of Military Historian Julian Humphrys and presenter Muriel Gray he hopes not to repeat the experience.

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Muriel Gray explores the areas around our greatest battlefields.

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Pilleth

Pilleth on the Welsh Borders was the site of a bloody battle in 1402 between Owain Glyndwr and Edmund Mortimer. Oscar nominated film director Paul Turner has been researching this fight for the independence of Wales in the hope that it will become the subject of his next film. He walks the area with Muriel explaining the significance of this Welsh hero.

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Muriel Gray explores the areas around our greatest battlefields.

5/7. Naseby

Muriel may be able to navigate her way off the Cairngorms, but the gentle rolling landscape of Northamptonshire proves more problematic despite the local knowledge of her companions Susie Frith and Anne Chapman.

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Muriel Gray explores the areas around our greatest battlefields. 6/7. The Battle of Boyne: Muriel walks in this beautiful part of the Republic of Ireland.

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7/7 Culloden

The Battle of Culloden was the last to be fought on British Soil, and it was one of the shortest and the bloodiest.

Muriel Gray walks the moor with historian Hugh Allison and the local postmistress Susanna Pommerening, who still wears the dress of a Jacobite Clansman.

0101Boudicca's Way20040806

In this first programme she's joined by father and Son, Peter and Dan Snow as they reveal their shared love of history and each others company.

0102Hastings20040813

BBC Defence Correspondent Paul Adams's earliest memory is being lost in the middle of a re-enactment at Hastings in 1966. With the help of Military Historian Julian Humphrys and presenter Muriel Gray he hopes not to repeat the experience.

0103Pilleth20040820

on the Welsh Borders was the site of a bloody battle in 1402 between Owain Glyndwr and Edmund Mortimer. Oscar nominated film director Paul Turner has been researching this fight for the independence of Wales in the hope that it will become the subject of his next film. He walks the area with Muriel explaining the significance of this Welsh hero.

0104Armada20040827

The South-West coastal path is one of the most beautiful walking routes in Britain.

It's also the most perfect place for explaining the events of the Spanish Armada as Muriel Gray discovers when she's joined by author Neil Hanson.

0105Naseby20040903

Muriel may be able to navigate her way off the Cairngorms, but the gentle rolling landscape of Northamptonshire proves more problematic despite the local knowledge of her companions Susie Frith and Anne Chapman.

0106The Battle Of The Boyne20040910

Muriel walks in this beautiful part of the Republic of IRELAND.

0107 LASTCulloden20040917

The Battle of Culloden was the last to be fought on British Soil, and it was one of the shortest and the bloodiest.

Muriel Gray walks the moor with historian Hugh Allison and the local postmistress Susanna Pommerening, who still wears the dress of a Jacobite Clansman.