Strongholds of the Picts

Strongholds of the Picts

by Angus Konstam, Peter Dennis
     
 

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When the Romans withdrew from Britain, the north of the country was ruled by the most mysterious of the ancient British races, the Picts. Much of what is known about these 'painted' warriors comes from the remains of the fortifications that they left scattered around Scotland. Although the Picts are famous as sea raiders, they were also subjected to attacks from a

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When the Romans withdrew from Britain, the north of the country was ruled by the most mysterious of the ancient British races, the Picts. Much of what is known about these 'painted' warriors comes from the remains of the fortifications that they left scattered around Scotland. Although the Picts are famous as sea raiders, they were also subjected to attacks from a number of opponents. To their south, the Romano-British reoccupied the abandoned Roman fortifications and hired Saxon mercenaries to strike against the Picts. Meanwhile, from the west a new group, the Scoti, attacked from Ireland.

This book covers the fortification of the ancient Picts in all their conflicts and discusses the importance of these sites as religious centres and seats of power, while using the latest archeological evidence to help unravel the mystery of this ancient race.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"An excellent look at the life and struggles of the Pictish Clans after the departure of the Romans in AD 410... The book features many illustrations and photographs, including many in color, from several different archives and the author's own collection." -History Magazine (April/May 2010)

"Angus Konstam’s Strongholds is a delightful pamphlet, engagingly written, copiously illustrated with excellent maps and reconstructions, and a good reading list." -Antiquity (December 2011)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781472801661
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
03/19/2013
Series:
Fortress , #92
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
64
File size:
21 MB
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Meet the Author

Angus Konstam hails from the Orkney Islands, and is the author of over 50 books, 30 of which are published by Osprey. This acclaimed and�widely published author�has written several books on piracy, including The History of Pirates. His most recent work is a full-length piratical biography: Blackbeard: America's Most�Notorious Pirate.��A former naval officer and museum professional, he worked as the Curator of Weapons at the Tower of London and as the Chief Curator of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida. He now works�as a full-time author and historian, and lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. The author lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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