The Northern Earldoms: Orkney and Caithness from AD 870 to 1470

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The Northern Earldoms: Orkney and Caithness from AD 870 to 1470 - Crawford, Barbara

The medieval earldoms of Orkney and Caithness were positioned between two worlds, the Norwegian and the Scottish. They were a maritime lordship divided, or united, by the turbulent waters of the Pentland Firth. This unlikely combination of island and mainland territory survived as a single lordship for 600 years, against the odds. Growing out of ...

The Northern Earldoms: Orkney and Caithness from AD 870 to 1470 2013, John Donald Short Run Press, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9781904607915

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