Category: The Origins of the Picts

The Origins of the Picts – Part 5 – Pictland Becomes Alba

The Viking Age in these islands opened with the bloody looting of Lindisfarne monastery in 793. Two years later, the island of Iona, the...

The Origins of the Picts – Part 4

‘Seven of Cruithne’s children divided Alba into seven divisions, the portion of Cat, of Ce, of Cirech, children with hundreds of...

The Origins of the Picts – Part 3

The Picts entered written history in 297AD when Eumenius, a Roman panygerist, referred to ‘Caledonians and the other Picts’ in...

Calgacus speaking to the Caledonians

The Origins of the Picts – Part 2

In AD81, Agricola, the recently appointed governor of Roman Britannia, led an army of 15,000-20,000 Roman legionairies and Batavian (Dutch...

The Origins of the Picts – Part 1

In 1955 the archaeologist and historian, Francis Wainwright, published his ground-breaking study, The Problem of the Picts. He described...