THE ANCIENT PICTS OF THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS OF THE SEVENTH CENTURY by Michael Sheane
The Picts of the Scottish Highlands in the seventh century, with a king emerging to lead them to victory.
In the final quarter of the seventh century the Picts were a vassal nation. Regular offerings of livestock, agricultural produce and other material resources were sent to their powerful neighbour to the south as tribute. The Romans had been unable to subdue them, but now they no longer seemed formidable. Even the way they practised their religion was being determined by outsiders. But in these dark days a king emerged who was to lead the Picts to a momentous victory, his triumph at the Battle of Dunnichen ranking as one of the great events of Scottish history.
About the Author: Michael Steven Sheane is now in his seventies, and was educated mainly at Orange's Academy, Belfast, and attended Trinity College, Dublin. Orange's Academy was a small private school of mixed Catholics and Protestants in the centre of the city. A lot of his time was spent living in Ballygally on the Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland. In the past he has contributed widely to press, radio and television in Ulster. He spent six years at BRMB Radio, Birmingham where he was Ireland political correspondent. Michael is presently researching books and articles on selected areas of Scotland that in the past have been connected with the North of Ireland.
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