The Picts

Here, the various fragments are drawn together to tell the story of this mysterious people from their emergence in Roman times to their eventual disappearance.

The Picts

The Picts

The Picts were an ancient nation who ruled most of northern and eastern Scotland during the Dark Ages. Despite their importance in Scottish history they remain shrouded in an aura of myth and misconception. IN the ninth century they were absorbed by the kingdom of the Scots and lost their unique identity, their language and their vibrant artistic culture. The Pictish nation seemingly vanished, leaving few traces but many unanswered questions. The most puzzling of these questions surround the great monuments that still survive in the landscape of modern Scotland: standing stones decorated with incredible skill and covered with enigmatic symbols. These stones are the vivid memorials of a powerful and gifted people who have bequeathed no chronicles to tell their story, no sagas to describe the deed of their kings and heroes. Pictish history is recorded only in fragments presented by writers whose lords and masters were often bitter enemies of the Picts. Here, the various fragments are drawn together to tell the story of this mysterious people from their emergence in Roman times to their eventual disappearance.

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The Picts
Language: un
Pages: 256
Authors: Tim Clarkson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-09-28 - Publisher: Birlinn

The Picts were an ancient nation who ruled most of northern and eastern Scotland during the Dark Ages. Despite their importance in Scottish history they remain shrouded in an aura of myth and misconception. IN the ninth century they were absorbed by the kingdom of the Scots and lost their
A New History of the Picts
Language: un
Pages: 374
Authors: Stuart McHardy
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-04-17 - Publisher: Luath Press Ltd

When the Romans came north to what is now modern Scotland they encountered the fierce and proud warrior society known as the Picts, who despite their lack of discipline and arms, managed to prevent the undefeated Roman Army from conquering the northern part of Britain, just as they later repulsed
Miscellanea Scotica: I. Maule's (of Melgum) History of the Picts; with Sir Robert Sibbald's observations. II. Monipennie's Summarie, or Abridgement of the Scots chronicle ... III. History of the feuds and conflicts of the clans. Narrative of the massacre of Glencoe
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Stuart McHardy
Categories: Scotland
Type: BOOK - Published: 1818 - Publisher:

Books about Miscellanea Scotica: I. Maule's (of Melgum) History of the Picts; with Sir Robert Sibbald's observations. II. Monipennie's Summarie, or Abridgement of the Scots chronicle ... III. History of the feuds and conflicts of the clans. Narrative of the massacre of Glencoe
The Picts
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Benjamin Hudson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-01-13 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

The Picts is a survey of the historical and culturaldevelopments in northern Britain between AD 300 and AD 900.Discarding the popular view of the Picts as savages, they arerevealed to have been politically successful and culturallyadaptive members of the medieval European world. Re-interprets our definition of ‘Pict’ and providesa vivid
The Problem of the Picts
Language: en
Pages: 195
Authors: Frederick Threlfall Wainwright
Categories: Picts
Type: BOOK - Published: 1980 - Publisher:

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