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The Faded Map: The Lost Kingdoms of Scotland [Kindle Edition]

Alistair Moffat
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Modern communications have driven motorways and pylons through the countryside, dwarfed us with TV and telephone masts and drastically altered the way in which we move around, see and understand Scotland. Recent politics and logistics have established borders and jurisdictions which now seem permanent and impervious. The Faded Map looks beyond these to remember a land that was once quiet and green. It brings to vivid life the half-forgotten kings and kingdoms of two thousand years ago, of the time of the Romans, the Dark Ages and into the early medieval period. In this fascinating account, Alistair Moffat describes the landscape these men and women moved through and talks of a Celtic society which spoke to itself in Old Welsh, where the Sons of Prophesy ruled, and the time when the English kings of Bernicia held sway over vast swathes of what is now Scotland. Heroes rode out of the mists to challenge them and then join with them. The faint echo of the din of ancient battles can be heard as Alistair Moffat takes the reader on a remarkable journey around a lost Scotland.


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'a fascinating story' - Alexander McCall Smith
'Moffat's tireless research... and commanding knowledge bring these forgotten peoples to life' --Scottish Field

About the Author

Alistair Moffat was born and bred in the Scottish Borders. A former Director of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Director of Programmes at Scottish Television, he now runs the burgeoning Borders Book Festival as well as a production company based near Selkirk. He has written six previous books that are published by Birlinn.

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  • File Size: 1474 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Birlinn (May 23, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006WC6ZB8
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Mr Moffat, after considerable research, writes a gripping account of the almost forgotten kingdoms in Scotland.Of the Britons / Cymri ,Scots of Dalriada , the Picts (Caledonians), Saxons from Bernicia, and the the Vikings , and the earlier mighty Roman Empire efforts and Roman Britons, leading to the legend of Dux Commander " Arthur' and his 12 battles with the last one at Badon Hill.The Saxons wrote him out of history.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing December 19, 2012
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This is Celtic non fiction at its best. It's dry, of course, but Moffat knows his stuff, and if you are like myself, and interested in the Celtic peoples, give this book a read. I will certainly check out other books by this author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Impressive history October 4, 2013
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I just loved this book. The scholarship here is impressive and Moffat illuminates a forgotten empire that is so historically rich, it could be fiction.
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