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A New History of the Picts

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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 ...more
Paperback, 191 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Luath Press Limited (first published April 1st 2010)
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David M
Feb 26, 2015 David M rated it did not like it
Deeply disappointing. Lazy outdated myths and personal opinion presented as fact, badly written and fuelled by a 'Wha's like us?' mindset.
Fortunately, the New Edinburgh History of Scotland has two books in the series: 'From Caledonia to Pictland' and 'From Pictland to Alba, 789-1070' that are genuine works of recent scholarship, covering the period McHardy misrepresents so badly. They are detailed, not light reading, but are balanced, honest and open about the distortions that historians' bring
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