Invaders of Scotland
Introduction to the Archaeology of the Romans, Scots, Angles and Vikings
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|Format:||Paperback, 64 pages|
|Other Information: ||colour illustrations|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 01 April 1991|
The Roman army marched into Scotland in AD 79, the first of a series of invasions by various peoples, that was to span the next thousand years. Some were aggressive, some peaceful, but all helped to weave an intricate tapestry of peoples, culture and traditions. The Roman endeavour failed, leaving Britons and Picts in control of their native land, until the Scots, Angles and Vikings invaded in turn. Scotland has a unique inheritance from these centuries of tumult - forts, villages, farms, graves, monasteries and sculpture. Many of the best-preserved remains are in State care, and this book explores the picture that they create of Scotland's invaders.
Table of Contents
Chapters include: the canvas prepared; an army on the move - the Romans invade Scotland; colonists cross the Irish Sea - the Scots create a new kingdom in Argyll; a hunger for land and power - the Angles move into Southern Scotland; a menace in the north - Viking raiders and colonists in the Northern and Western Isles; the tapestry complete.
|Publisher: ||Stationery Office Books|
|Dimensions: ||24.0 x 18.0 centimeters|