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A New History of the Picts

By Stuart McHardy
  • ISBN Code: : 1912387808
  • Publisher : Luath Press Ltd
  • Pages : 374
  • Category : History
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When the Romans came north to what is now modern Scotland they encountered the fierce and proud warrior society known as the Picts, who despite their lack of discipline and arms, managed to prevent the undefeated Roman Army from conquering the northern part of Britain, just as they later repulsed the Angles and the Vikings. A New History of the Picts is an accessible true history of the Picts, who are so often misunderstood. New historical analysis, recently discovered evidence and an innovative Scottish perspective will expose long held assumptions about the native people. This controversial text contests that Scottish history has long since been dominated and distorted by misleading perspectives. A New History of the Picts discredits the idea that the Picts were a strange historical anomaly and shows them to be the descendants of the original inhabitants of the land, living in a series of loose tribal confederations gradually brought together by external forces to create one of the earliest states in Europe: a people, who after repulsing all invaders, merged with their cousins, the Scots of Argyll, to create modern Scotland. All of Scotland descends from the fierce Picts.

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  • Pdf File: phases-of-irish-history.pdf

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"Phases of Irish History" by Eoin Mac Neill. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Chronicles:England,Scotland(6vl)

By Holinshead
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136022147
  • Total of Pages : 722
  • Category : History
  • Members : 607
  • Pdf File: chronicles.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"First Published in 1967, Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company."

Puck of Pook's Hill (A Fantasy Book) - Illustrated

By Rudyard Kipling
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8026843150
  • Total of Pages : 125
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 136
  • Pdf File: puck-of-pook-s-hill.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This carefully crafted ebook: "Puck of Pook's Hill (A Fantasy Book) - Illustrated” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Puck of Pook's Hill is a fantasy book, containing a series of short stories set in different periods of English history. It can count both as historical fantasy - since some of the stories told of the past have clear magical elements, and as contemporary fantasy - since it depicts a magical being active and practicing his magic in the England of the early 1900s when the book was written. The stories are all narrated to two children living near Burwash, in the area of Kipling's own house Bateman's, by people magically plucked out of history by the elf Puck, or told by Puck himself. (Puck, who refers to himself as "the oldest Old Thing in England", is better known as a character in William Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream.) The genres of particular stories range from authentic historical novella (A Centurion of the Thirtieth, On the Great Wall) to children's fantasy (Dymchurch Flit). Each story is bracketed by a poem which relates in some manner to the theme or subject of the story. Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He wrote tales and poems of British soldiers in India and stories for children. He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story; his children's books are classics of children's literature; and one critic described his work as exhibiting "a versatile and luminous narrative gift".

Sutton Companion to the Folklore

By Alexander Barrie
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  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Book Code : 0750954272
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 142
  • Pdf File: sutton-companion-to-the-folklore.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Britain's rich and varied folklore, legends and beliefs provide an insight into the island's history. Every invader, refugee or settler has helped contribute some new element or twist to the complex pattern of our national heritage. This volume provides a comprehensive companion to legends and customs in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

Beyond the Black River

By Robert Howard
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  • Publisher : Litres
  • Book Code : 5040564627
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 435
  • Pdf File: beyond-the-black-river.pdf

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Read and download full book Beyond the Black River

Chronicles:England,Scotland(6vl)

By Holinshead
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136913416
  • Total of Pages : 5159
  • Category : History
  • Members : 197
  • Pdf File: chronicles.pdf

Book Short Summary:

First Published in 1967. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Scottish History: From Bannockburn to Holyrood (Collins Little Books)

By John Abernethy
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Book Code : 0008266948
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : History
  • Members : 413
  • Pdf File: scottish-history.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From prehistoric Scotland to the Brexit referendum, this little book covers all of the main events in Scottish history.