Lost Kingdoms: Celtic Scotland and the Middle Ages
Lucid and entertaining, this book follows the history of Celtic Scotland from the ancient kingdoms of the Picts and Scots to the downfall of Clan Donald at the end of the fifteenth century. The roles played by Somerled and his descendants, the Canmore kings, Edward I as the 'Hammer of the Scots', and Robert the Bruce, are recounted, along with the impact of the Wars of Scottish Independence, and their aftermath in the North. It was only in the Western Highlands of Scotland that Celtic society survived in quasi-independence as the Lordship of the Isles, until its final forfeiture in 1493. John L Roberts adds academic accuracy to his gift for storytelling in this hugely enjoyable and scholarly history.
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Malcolm Canmore and the Norman Conquest
Passing of the Ancient Earldoms
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Alexander MacDonald Alexander Stewart Anglo-Norman Angus Og MacDonald apparendy Argyll army Badenoch Balliol batde brother Campbell Casde Celtic claim Clan Donald Countess Dalriada daughter David death defeated descendants died Duncan Earl of Atholl Earl of Buchan Earl of Douglas Earl of Fife Earl of Mar Earl of Ross earldom of Ross Edward eldest England English evidendy Ewen macDougall father feudal forces Gaelic Gaelic-speaking Garmoran grandson granted Harald Maddadson held High Steward Highlands Inverness island Islay James John Comyn John MacDonald King Hakon King of Scodand King Robert kingdom Kintyre Knapdale lands later litde Loch Lord of Badenoch Lordship lowland MacAlpin MacDonald of Islay MacKay MacLeod macRuari magnates Malcolm Canmore Malcolm macHeth marriage married Menteith Norse Norway Orkney perhaps place-names reign Robert the Bruce Robert the High royal Scots Scottish Crown Scottish throne setded Skye Somerled Somerled's Strathearn Sutherland territories Western Isles William the Lion younger