The Northern Earldoms
Orkney and Caithness from AD 870 to 1470
448 Pages, 6.15 x 9.2 in, 8pp b/w plates, 24pp color plates
- September 2023
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How they maintained their independence and how they survived the clash of loyalties are themes explored in this book from the early Viking age to the late medieval era when the powerful feudal Sinclair earls ruled the islands and regained possession of Caithness.
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.
"One of the finest monographs available for any Scottish region in the medieval period." ~Neill McGuigan, Scottish Archaeological Journal