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.
- Paperback | 240 pages
- 154.4 x 241.8 x 19.1mm | 381.02g
- 01 Jun 1997
- EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Edinburgh, United Kingdom
- illustrations, bibliography, index
Table of contents
Ancient Celtic kingdoms; Malcolm Canmore and the Norman Conquest; passing of the ancient earldoms; conquest and settlement in the north; kings of the western isles; Edward I, Hammer of the Scots; Robert the Bruce and Scottish independence; David II and the early Stewarts; lordship of the isles; downfall of Clan Donald.
About John L. Roberts
John L Roberts is DECEASED - Jessie Roberts (wife) is his literary executor at the