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Book launch: 'The King in the North' by Gordon Noble & Nicholas Evans

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Blackwell's is delighted to present Dr Gordon Noble and Dr Nicholas Evans from the University of Aberdeen to launch their latest book, The King in the North - The Pictish Realms of Fortriu and Ce.

Door open 5 PM Event Start time 5.30 PM

About the Book

Some years ago a revolution took place in Early Medieval history in Scotland. The Pictish heartland of Fortriu, previously thought to be centred on Perthshire and the Tay found itself relocated through the forensic work of Alex Woolf to the shores of the Moray Firth. The implications for our understanding of this period and for the formation of Scotland are unprecedented and still being worked through.

This is the first detailed account of the northern heartlands of Pictland and one that marshalls a whole swathe of new data on the Picts of northern Scotland. Part of The Northern Picts project at Aberdeen University, this book represents an exciting cross disciplinary approach to the study of this still too little understood yet formative period in Scotland’s history.

About the Authors

Gordon Noble is a Reader and Head of Archaeology and Honorary Curatorial Fellow to the University Museums at the University of Aberdeen. He has also been director of the Rhynie Environs Archaeological Project. He is the author of a number of books, including Neolithic Scotland: Timber, Stone, Earth and Fire.

Nicholas Evans is a Research Fellow working on the University of Aberdeen Comparative Kingship: the Early Medieval Kingdoms of Northern Britain and Ireland project, led by Gordon Noble.

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