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Monday, 5 May 2008

Scottish Picts in Angus Scotland

Scottish Picts in Angus Scotland. Tour Brechin Scotland on the best Scottish Tours. A Visitor Centre which tells the story of Scotland's ancient Pictish tribes, a warrior people who roamed Angus nearly two thousand years ago. Discover their stories, battles, music, art. These 1st Millennium settlers in Angus left us a mysterious legacy of carved stones, bearing their iconic images of birds, beasts, warriors and symbols, which to this day watch over the landscape all around the county. Follow the Angus Pictish Trail for a fascinating tour of these important sites. Pictavia is set in the beautiful countryside park at Brechin Castle Centre. Facilities include a restaurant, play area and retail outlet.

Tales of the Picts. For many centuries the people of Scotland have told stories of their ancestors, a mysterious tribe called the Picts. This ancient Celtic speaking people, who fought off the might of the Roman Empire, are perhaps best known for their Symbol Stones ? images carved into standing stones left scattered across Scotland, many of which have their own stories. Here for the first time these tales are gathered together with folk memories of bloody battles, chronicles of warriors and priestesses, saints and supernatural beings. From Shetland to the Border with England, these ancient memories of Scotland?s original inhabitants have flourished since the nation?s earliest days and now are told afresh, shedding new light on our ancient past. Tales of the Picts (Luath Storyteller) (Luath Storyteller).

The Picts and the Scots at War. The Picts are perhaps the most enigmatic and poorly understood of all the peoples of early medieval Britain. Nick Aitchison illuminates all aspects of their mysterious world in this book including the nature of Pictish kingship and the aristocracy, warfare and everyday life. The shadowy world of Pictish religion and mythology, pagan and Christian, is also investigated, as is the decline of the Picts and the reasons for the dominance of the Scots. Illustrated with vivid scenes of Pictish sites and works of art, including their internationally famous sculptures, this study is full of fresh insights for anyone fascinated by the mysteries of the Dark Ages or the drama of early Scottish history. The Picts and the Scots at War.

Pictish Warrior AD 297-841. The origins of the Picts are an interesting and hotly debated topic. Fundamentally, they were Celts, and numerous similarities exist between Welsh, Irish and British contemporaries. Their role as an enemy of Rome and their place in Dark Age Britain is often underrated. The Pictish warrior was not ordinary, he was noble, and warfare was enshrined in law as the duty and privilege of the landed aristocracy only. The warrior, whether one of the king's household troop, or a member of a wandering mercenary band, was part of an identifiable and close-knit unit. In these fraternities the warriors lived, ate, slept, fought and died together. This volume shows how, despite this, group cohesion does not seem to have been a military strong point and the emphasis for the warrior was on individual skill in single combat. Pictish Warrior AD 297-841 (Warrior).

The Art of the Picts. Sculpture and Metalwork in Early Medieval Scotland. A sustained art historical analysis of the work of the Picts, perhaps the least well known of the Celtic peoples, who occupied north-eastern Scotland between the 6th and 9th centuries. The only real traces of their society are stone cross slabs and some silverwork, all engraved with symbols. The Art of the Picts: Sculpture and Metalwork in Early Medieval Scotland.

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