Earl of Ross

Earl of Ross

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Mormaer or Earl of Ross refers to the leader of a medieval Gaelic lordship in northern Scotland, roughly between the River Oykel and the River Beauly. Initially, it was probably confined entirely to Easter Ross to an area between the Dornoch Firth and the Cromarty Firth, i.e. the Tarbat peninsula and the parishes of Kiltearn (equal to the modern Evanton) and Alness. The earliest man known to have the comital title to Ross, was the rebel MacHeth. However, the true founder was the famous Fearchar, Earl of Ross, who attained the title probably sometime in the 1220s by destroying the "MacHeths" and "Meic Uilleim," two rebel kinship groups. His son and successor Uilleam I, Earl of Ross greatly expanded the Mormaerdom, conquering territory from the Kingdom of Norway.show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Commun
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136728583
  • 9786136728582