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From Caledonia to Pictland Scotland to 795

James Fraser

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748612314
eISBN:
9780748672158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612314.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book examines the transformation of Iron Age northern Britain into a land of Christian kingdoms, long before ‘Scotland’ came into existence. Perched at the edge of the western Roman Empire, ... More


New Nations: Caledonia From Cerialis to Caracalla

James E. Fraser

in From Caledonia to Pictland Scotland to 795

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748612314
eISBN:
9780748672158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612314.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

On 4 February 211, L. Septimius Severus died at the city of Eboracum (modern York). The old Libyan usurper was the third ruling emperor of the Romans to set foot in their province of Britannia in ... More


Life on the Frontier

Guy de la Bédoyère

in The Real Lives of Roman Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300207194
eISBN:
9780300214031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207194.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes the Roman invasion of northern Britain. The most protracted campaigns took place in the late 70s and early 80s when governor Gnaeus Julius Agricola embarked on a war to conquer ... More


‘When Óengus Took Alba’: Despot, Butcher and King (728–61)

James E. Fraser

in From Caledonia to Pictland Scotland to 795

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748612314
eISBN:
9780748672158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612314.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Óengus dominated northern Britain in the middle third of the eighth century like no king before him. His military and other interventions among the Gaels were unprecedented and unparalleled in ... More


Death, Disruption and Decline in the Third Century

Guy de la Bédoyère

in The Real Lives of Roman Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300207194
eISBN:
9780300214031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207194.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes the Severan war of northern conquest in 208. Septimius Severus took total control of the Empire in 197 after defeating Clodius Albinus. Utterly ruthless and determined to ... More


League and Iron: Bridei son of Der-Ilei, Iona and Argyll (692–707)

James E. Fraser

in From Caledonia to Pictland Scotland to 795

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748612314
eISBN:
9780748672158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612314.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Bridei son of Der-Ilei offers first glimpses ‘on the ground’ of a powerful king in northern Britain whose suzerainty, if not his direct authority, is likely to have stretched from the Northern Isles ... More


Postscript Remote from the Roman Nation

James E. Fraser

in From Caledonia to Pictland Scotland to 795

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748612314
eISBN:
9780748672158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612314.003.0017
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

After seven centuries and so much change, we come full circle on the subject of relations and interlinkages between the inhabitants of northern Britain and the Eternal City. Eighth-century Pictish ... More


From Pictland to Alba, 789-1070

Alex Woolf

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748612338
eISBN:
9780748672165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612338.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In the 780s, northern Britain was dominated by two great kingdoms: Pictavia, centred in north-eastern Scotland; and Northumbria, which straddled the modern Anglo-Scottish border. Within a hundred ... More


Postscript Scotland and the Aeðilfrithing Legacy

James E. Fraser

in From Caledonia to Pictland Scotland to 795

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748612314
eISBN:
9780748672158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612314.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

By the end of the seventh century, northern Britain was in the midst of a transition from its late Antique period to its early medieval one. The status quo which had emerged by the end of the third ... More


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