Strongholds of the Picts

The fortifications of Dark Age Scotland

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Strongholds of the Picts

The fortifications of Dark Age Scotland

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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.

Product details

Published Feb 20 2013
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781472801661
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 22 b/w; 38 col
Series Fortress
Short code FOR 92
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Angus Konstam

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Peter Dennis

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