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Strongholds of the Picts

The fortifications of Dark Age Scotland

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Strongholds of the Picts by Angus Konstam
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This concise guide actually covers not just Pictish fortifications, but all those in use in early medieval Scotland, including those of Strathclyde and Rheged and of the Dal Riata. Konstam introduces the reader to the principal types of fort, including the re-use of earlier defences, before offering more in-depth surveys of Dundurn and Dunadd. As well as architecture and construction he looks at the use of the forts in war and peace, to control the landscape and act as royal strong points.

Author Biography

Angus Konstam hails from the Orkney Islands, and is the author of over 50 books, 30 of which are published by Osprey. This acclaimed and_widely published author_has written several books on piracy, including The History of Pirates. His most recent work is a full-length piratical biography: Blackbeard: America's Most_Notorious Pirate.__A former naval officer and museum professional, he worked as the Curator of Weapons at the Tower of London and as the Chief Curator of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida. He now works_as a full-time author and historian, and lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. The author lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Release date Australia
February 10th, 2010
Author
Contributor
Illustrated by Peter Dennis
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
col and b/w illus
Imprint
Osprey Publishing
Pages
64
Series
Dimensions
186x248x4
ISBN-13
9781846036866
Product ID
3755794

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