From Pictland to Alba: 789-1070

From Pictland to Alba In the s northern Britain was dominated by two great kingdoms Pictavia centred in north eastern Scotland and Northumbria which straddled the modern Anglo Scottish border Within a hundred years bot

  • Title: From Pictland to Alba: 789-1070
  • Author: Alex Woolf
  • ISBN: 9780748612345
  • Page: 421
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the 780s northern Britain was dominated by two great kingdoms Pictavia, centred in north eastern Scotland and Northumbria which straddled the modern Anglo Scottish border Within a hundred years both of these kingdoms had been thrown into chaos by the onslaught of the Vikings and within two hundred years they had become distant memories This book charts the transformaIn the 780s northern Britain was dominated by two great kingdoms Pictavia, centred in north eastern Scotland and Northumbria which straddled the modern Anglo Scottish border Within a hundred years both of these kingdoms had been thrown into chaos by the onslaught of the Vikings and within two hundred years they had become distant memories This book charts the transformation of the political landscape of northern Britain between the eighth and the eleventh centuries Central to this narrative is the mysterious disappearance of the Picts and their language and the sudden rise to prominence of the Gaelic speaking Scots who would replace them as the rulers of the North From Pictland to Alba uses fragmentary sources which survive from this darkest period in Scottish history to guide the reader past the pitfalls which beset the unwary traveller in these dangerous times Important sources are presented in full and their value as evidence is thoroughly explored and evaluated.

    Picts The early history of Pictland is unclear In later periods multiple kings existed, ruling over separate kingdoms, with one king, sometimes two, or less dominating their lesser neighbours De Situ Albanie, a late document, the Pictish Chronicle, the Duan Albanach, along with Irish legends, have been used to argue the existence of seven Pictish kingdoms. Pictland Extended Timeline Wiki FANDOM powered by Wikia Pictland is country that is playable from to , where Pictland forms the Kingdom of Scotland note this cannot be done in game. Kingdoms of Caledonia Ireland Pictland The Picts occupied Britain north of the Antonine Wall, although in actual fact there never was a race or tribe called the Picts No Picts existed as any sort of identifiably separate people The name was one that was applied to them from outside, and on an individual basis rather than as a specific tribal name. Fortriu Fortriu or the Kingdom of Fortriu is the name given by historians for a Pictish kingdom recorded between the th and th centuries, and often used synonymously with Pictland in general While traditionally located in and around Strathearn in central Scotland, it is likely to have been located in and around Moray and Easter Ross in the north. EBK Map of Britain in AD Early British Kingdoms EBK Home Kingdoms Royalty Saints Pedigrees Archaeology King Arthur Mail David Britain c AD Political Divisions EBK presents a map of Britain as it may have appeared around AD . Hyborian War Terrablood s PBM Archives A fan page for the Hyborian War play by mail game of battle, intrigue, and diplomacy set in the unmatchable Age of Conan Know, O Prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the sons of Aryas, there was an Age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the stars Nemedia Piktere , den frie encyklopdi Glasgow University ePrints, inkluderet Katherine Forsyths Language in Pictland og Literacy in Pictland CELT Corpus of Electronic Texts hos University College Cork Corpus of Electronic Texts CELT inkluderer middelaldermanuskriptene Annals of Ulster, Tigernach, the Four Masters og Innisfallen, Chronicon Scotorum, Lebor Bretnach, slgtslister og en rkke helgenbiografier. History of the Welsh flag KS History BBC Bitesize Why is there a dragon on the Welsh flag Eddie Butler explores the myths and discovers that it was originally brought to Wales by the Roman cohorts who used it to scare opposing troops The Roman Vikings KS History BBC Bitesize The arrival of the Vikings in Scotland The Vikings arrived in Scotland, making the Scotti move away from Dal Riada into Pictland. Pictos , la enciclopedia libre Enlaces externos Wikimedia Commons alberga una categora multimedia sobre los Pictos Glasgow University ePrints server, including Katherine Forsyth s Language in Pictland and Literacy in Pictland CELT Corpus of Electronic Texts at University College Cork The Corpus of Electronic Texts includes the Annals of Ulster, Tigernach, the Four Masters and Innisfallen, the Chronicon Scotorum

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    About “Alex Woolf”

    1. Alex Woolf

      Alex Woolf was born in London in 1964 He has worked as a writer and editor for over 20 years and has published over 40 works of fiction and non fiction, mainly for young adults His fiction includes the Chronosphere series, a science fiction trilogy published by Scribo, and Soul Shadows, an interactive e novel published by Fiction Express, and shortly to be published in print by Capstone His short fiction has won or been shortlisted for several competitions He lives in Southgate, North London, with his wife and two children.

    725 thoughts on “From Pictland to Alba: 789-1070”

    1. I come into this topic with a relatively low level of knowledge - just broad strokes and generalization, with no focused study. Certainly, I consider myself more knowledgable than the average American, but likely significantly less than the average Britain or Scots in particular. That said, Woolf has managed to make the information terrifically accessible, easily grounding the reader in the material and the voice of his presentation.Granted, it is a history book, and not many people are going to [...]


    2. I'm giving this 3 stars for the breadth of material but it deserves less than that for readability. I've read numerous histories, much of it scholarly work, and found this book to be completely useless. Useless because the author fails to present the information in digestible context. From the outset, he rattles off dates, names, anthropological minutae, and cites endless previous studies before he even frames the scope of the discussion. The book may work for people already steeped in the mater [...]


    3. I was surprised at how readable this book turned out to be. I love reading about the early history of the British Isles anyway, but many books on this subject are a bit dry, best taken a few pages at a time in between more exciting books. This one, on the other hand, I read almost straight through and spent hours online looking up more information and photos afterwards because I was not ready yet to move on to the next book.


    4. I do not agree with some linguistic-related statements concerning the Balkans or with the perspective applied in analysing Scottish history based on Icelandic sagas, but it's a great work and it certainly raises a lot of questions!


    5. An excellent up to date account of the emergence of the Scottish kingdom and the quite strange transition from the apparently stronger and more secure Pictish polity to a gaelic monarchy.


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