Orkney and Caithness from AD 870 to 1470 by...
Orkney and Caithness from AD 870 to 1470 by Barbara E. Crawford.
This product is no longer in stock
The medieval earldoms of Orkney and Caithness were positioned between two worlds, the Norwegian and the Scottish. They were a maritime lordship, divided, or united, by the turbulent waters of the Pentland Firth. This unlikely combination of island and mainland territory survived as a single lordship for 600 years, against the odds. growing out of the Viking maelstrom of the early Middle Ages, it became an established and wealthy ptincipality which dominated northern waters, with a renowned dynasty of earls.
This is a story of the time when the Northern Isles of Scotland were part of a different national entity which explains the background to the non-Gaelic culture of this locality, when links across the North Sea were as important as links with the kingdom of Scotland to the south.
No customer reviews for the moment.
The Loss of Coastal Heritage in Orkney. Photographs by Frank Bradford, text...
A revised and updated version of the book first published in 1998.
A true story from Norway in World War II. By Bjarnhild Tulloch.
The remains of our neolithic ancestors found at Isbister give us an amazing...
A new and updated version of Orkney: A Historical Guide by Caroline...
An Orkney family reunited after 200 years - separated by distance and culture.
Orkney and Shetland by The Institute of Geological Sciences.
The Story of Orkney Kirks and People by Jocelyn Rendall.
Useful maps and many illustrations of the sites fully compliment the text in...
The Brochs of Scotland by Ian Armit.
Life in a 1950s School Hostel as remembered by Bertha M Fiddler.
The Great River Road by Barbara Huck.
Orkney Crofters in Crisis by William P.L. Thomson.
Although the straw making traditions are mainly consigned to a bygone era of...
A history of Stromness by Bryce Wilson.
Picts, Romans, Gaels and Vikings by Tim Clarkson.
Theepic story of a nation forged in ice, stone and bronze by Neil Oliver.
A history of Vikings by Neil Oliver, archaelogist, historian, writer and...
Links of Noltland, Westray: Interim Report on Neolithic and Bronze Age...
Special Edition: John Rae 200 Conference Proceedings.
The funerary monuments of Crantit, Kewing and Nether Onstan. By Beverly...
This book takes us on a tour from prehistoric times to the present day.
A history of Graemsay by Bryce Wilson.
Memorials of St Magnus Cathedral by Spencer J. Rosie.
The Geology and Landscapes of Scotland.
The Celts, search for a civilization, by Alice Roberts.
Aspects of Prehistory by A. Heald and J. Barber.
A different view of the megalith culture of the New Stone Age leads to the...
An archaeological wonder in a spectacular landscape. The key to the Heart of...