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Lords of the Isles: From Viking War Lords to Clan Chiefs

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In contrast to most of Scotland, the north-western coast and the islands beyond were a region of mixed political control as well as culture into the sixteenth century. The divergent influences ofCeltic and Scandinavian culture were more marked here than in the evolving mainland Kingdom of Scots. It was a physically remote region of substantial autonomy under its own dynasties. Timothy Venning explores the whole of the Lordship of the Isles at its widest extent, under Somerled mac Gillebride (c. 1130 to 1164), encompassing the kingdom of Man during its independent history, plus the mainland domains of Somerleds family in the Western Highlands. He also covers the Jarldom of Orkney, a Scandinavian lordship divided between involvement in and allegiance to Scotland and Norway until the later fifteenth century. This book traces the complex story of the kings and lesser lords who ruled the region and the continuing autonomy of the areas clans until the catastrophe of 1745

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Author Timothy Venning
Binding Paperback
Condition New
Pages 272
ISBN-13 9781445644851
Publisher Amberley


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