The Makers of Scotland -

The Makers of Scotland

Picts, Romans, Gaels and Vikings



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During the first millennium AD the most northerly part of Britain evolved into the country known today as Scotland. The transition was a long process of social and political change driven by the ambitions of powerful warlords. At first these men were tribal chiefs, Roman generals or rulers of small kingdoms. Later, after the Romans departed, the initiative was seized by dynamic warrior-kings who campaigned far beyond their own borders. Armies of Picts, Scots, Vikings, Britons and Anglo-Saxons fought each other for supremacy. From Lothian to Orkney, from Fife to the Isle of Skye, fierce battles were won and lost. By AD 1000 the political situation had changed for ever. Led by a dynasty of Gaelic-speaking kings the Picts and Scots began to forge a single, unified nation which transcended past enmities.

Product code: 9781780271736

ISBN 9781780271736
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H196xW130xS22
No. Of Pages 272
Publisher Birlinn General
A history of the social and political changes over the course of the first millenieum AD, charting the leadership of tribal chiefs and Roman Generals, and how the initiative was seized after their departure by the dynamic warrior kings of the Picts, Scots, Vikings, Britons, and Anglo-Saxons.