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Outliers - Stories from the edge of history

Jan 28, 2020

Three soldiers of the Black Watch are put to death at the Tower of London. Their sentence: mutiny. Their silence, historic. Why did they choose not to defend themselves? Is the truth wound up with the mysterious stranger who visited them on the eve of their court martial, and how pivotal will that moment turn out to be for Scotland?

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Written by Jonathan Sims               

Performed by Roger Barclay

Produced by Adam Sibbald, Claudia Strange, and Alexander J Newall with April Sumner

Script edited by Sarah Kilby 

Directed by Alexander J Newall

Edited by Maddy Searle and Alexander J Newall 

Main theme arranged by Samuel D F Jones, adapted by Domini Hooper and Nick Hart from the original 17th century ballad ‘The Sea Martyrs’. 

Additional Music by Samuel D F Jones 

Artwork by Lyndon White

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This podcast was created by Historic Royal Palaces, in association with Rusty Quill. It is distributed under a creative commons attribution NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International Licence.