Somerled: Hammer of the Norse
A new in-depth historical insight into the 12th-century King of Argyll who laid the foundations for the rout of the Vikings from Scotland's west coast. In doing so he set the foundations for the Lordship of the Isles and created a maritime power base that was to challenge even the authority of the Scottish Crown until 1493.
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Scotland 1100 AD
Kings of Scotland
The Norse Kingdom of Man and the Isles
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Alexander ally Angus Annals Argyll Arran attack battle became boat brother Bruce built Caithness Campbell Castle Celtic century chiefs Chronicle Clan Donald coast Colla Crovan Dalriada death descendants Dublin Norse Dugall Earl of Ross England English expedition Fergus Finlaggan fleet forces Gaelic Gaels Gall-Gaidheil Galloway Gillebride Godfrey Godred Crovan Gokstad ship gunwale Hakon Hebrides Henry High King Highland Innse-Gall Iona Ireland Irish islands Islay John keel Kenneth MacAlpin killed King David King Malcolm king of Norway king of Scots kingdom kings of Scotland Kintyre lands Lewis Loch longships Lord Lordship Lorn MacDonald MacHeth Magnus Bareleg mainland Argyll Malcolm IV Malcolm MacHeth mast Moray Morvern Mull Nordreys Norman Norse Norse name Norsemen Norwegian Norwegian kings numbers oars Olaf Olaf's Orkney Picts planking plundered Reginald ribs rudder Saga sail Scottish kings seannachies settlements Sigurd Skye Somerled Somerled's strake Sudreys territories threat throne Western Isles