The Makers of Scotland: Picts, Romans, Gaels and Vikings (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Makers of Scotland 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.
- Published: 01 June 2012
- Format: Paperback 224 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781906566296 ISBN 10: 1906566291
- Sales rank: 339,127
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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. In this book the remarkable story of how ancient North Britain became the medieval kingdom of Scotland is told.