‘a valuable resource’ – Jessie Denholm (Scottish Genealogist, September 2011)
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A revised and updated edition of my 2008 book The Picts: a History is now available. Like the original edition, it’s a straightforward narrative history, telling the story of the Picts from Roman times to c.900 AD.
The main textual revisions reflect my own changed perceptions of two aspects of Pictish history: the location of Fortriu, a topic mentioned in a recent post on this blog; and the 9th century ‘merger’ of Picts and Scots traditionally associated with Cinaed mac Ailpin.
Other changes are:
Illustrations – a re-vamped selection, which now includes maps and drawings as well as photographs
Further Reading – this section has been expanded, with items arranged by subject
Front Cover – this has been re-designed to incorporate an image from the Aberlemno Kirkyard cross-slab.
Like my recently-announced book The Men of the North: the Britons of Southern Scotland, the new edition of Picts is published in Edinburgh under the John Donald imprint and is available at Amazon UK and Amazon USA.