The Northern Earldoms

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As a maritime lordship divided, or united, by the Pentland Firth, the medieval earldoms of Orkney and Caithness survived for 600 years. Their relationship with the kings of Scotland and Norway, how they maintained their independence and how they survived the clash of loyalties are themes explored in this study of the period between the early Viking era and the late Middle Ages.

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The Northern Earldoms

The Northern Earldoms

Orkney and Caithness from AD 870 to 1470

Hardback464pp Illustrated240x165mm

9781904607915     Product Code: 219230

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As a maritime lordship divided, or united, by the Pentland Firth, the medieval earldoms of Orkney and Caithness survived for 600 years. Their relationship with the kings of Scotland and Norway, how they maintained their independence and how they survived the clash of loyalties are themes explored in this study of the period between the early Viking era and the late Middle Ages.

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