Kings, Mormaers, Rebels: Early Scotland's Other Royal Family

Kings, Mormaers, Rebels: Early Scotland's Other Royal Family

by John Marsden
     
 

Following the ancestral trail of the Cenél Loairn and its descendents through more than 600 years to illuminate the emergence of the medieval kingdom of the Scots, this well-researched study throws an unfamiliar light on one of the principal dynastic kindreds of Dalriada, the embryonic kingdom of the Scots in Argyll. Describing how Cenél Loairn displaced

Overview

Following the ancestral trail of the Cenél Loairn and its descendents through more than 600 years to illuminate the emergence of the medieval kingdom of the Scots, this well-researched study throws an unfamiliar light on one of the principal dynastic kindreds of Dalriada, the embryonic kingdom of the Scots in Argyll. Describing how Cenél Loairn displaced the Cenél nGabráin as kings of the north, achieving their pinnacle of ascendancy when Macbeth seized the high kingships of Scots in 1040, only to be thrown into terminal decline at his death—and that of his kinsman and successor Lulach—which prompted the resurgence of the Cenél nGabráin, this intensive discourse reveals a sequence of rebellions, kingships, and downfalls, that continued well into the second quarter of the 13th century, and formed the fascinating history of medieval Scotland.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781906566197
Publisher:
Birlinn, Limited
Publication date:
11/01/2010
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

John Marsden is the author of The Emergence of Gaelic Scotland, Galloglas: Hebridean, His Somerled, and West Highland Mercenary Warrior Kindreds in Medieval Ireland.

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