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  Caledonian Picts * Albawest
The Picts responded to the invasion by being the first to attack; their boldness shocked and alarmed the Legions and was a taste of what was to come.
It seems the Picts never forgot that it was the organised manoeuvrability of the Roman army that gave them the advantage in a pitched battle in open country.
The Picts must have decided that one of the main strengths of the Roman Army lay in its organised manoeuvrability, take that away by keeping them at a fixed line (in the confines of a fort or defending a wall), and the Romans were not so special.
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  Picts and Pictish language: an article by Cyril Babaev
When Celts came to the British Isles in the 7th and 6th centuries BC, Picts already inhabited the lands north to modern Edinburgh, and when Romans invaded Britain in the 1st century BC and came to Scotland in the next one, they were still there occupying just the same lands.
Picts came to Britain in the beginning of the 1st millennium BC; Celts began their expansion through Europe only in the 8th century BC (Halstatt culture) and their migration to the Isles started only in the 7th century.
Picts were described everywhere as a people painted all over; their face, their hands and bodies were covered with paintings or tattoos, and that's what was so terrible to Roman soldiers who came to Scotland.
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  Picts - ninemsn Encarta
Introduction; The Unification of the Picts; Christianity in Pictavia; The Decline of the Picts
Picts, inhabitants of Scotland north of the River Forth between c.
In the 7th century the Picts suffered from the expansionist ambitions of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Bernicia.
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  Picts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The early Picts are associated with piracy and raiding along the coasts of Roman Britain.
The Picts were probably tributary to Northumbria until the reign of Bridei map Beli, when the Anglians suffered a defeat at the battle of Dunnichen which halted their expansion northwards.
In the reign of Cínaed's grandson, Caustantín mac Áeda (900–943), the kingdom of the Picts became the kingdom of Alba.
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Picts were described, as well as being painted (possibly tattooed), as having powerful limbs and long sweeping hair.
The main range of the Picts was from the Pentland (or Pictland) Firth in the north down to the Pentland hills in the south.
Although we don't know the language the Picts spoke, though a fair assumption would be that it was a form of the ancient tongue of the Britons, we do know a little about them from the many strange symbol stones that they left behind.
www.members.lycos.co.uk /cruithne1966/Picts.htm   (2552 words)

 The Picts
They were first mentioned during the Roman campaign of Emperor Severus in 210 AD and while it is known that they lived in Scotland in the first millennium AD, and their territory was taken over by the Scots in the 9th century, little else is definite.
The Picts neighbours to the south were the Northumbrians or Angles, a powerful tribe who had established the kingdom of Bernicia.
The Battle of Dunnichen with its far-reaching consequences was an event of enormous significance for the Picts, and would have been recounted from one generation to another.
www.angusahead.com /web/site/VisitAngus/GenealogyHistoryCult/ThePicts.asp   (945 words)

 Picts information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Picts were a confederation of tribes in central and northern Scotland from the 3rd century to the 10th century.
The Picts were probably tributary to Northumbria until the reign of Bridei map Beli, when the Anglians suffered a defeat at the battle of Dunnichen which halted their expansion northwards.
The Picts are often said to have practised matrilineal succession on the basis of Irish legends and a statement in Bede's history.
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Picts were a confederation of tribes in what later was to become central and northern Scotland from Roman times until the 10th century.
Although very little in the way of Pictish writing has survived, Pictish history, from the late 6th century onwards, is known from a variety of sources, including saints' lives, such as that of Columba by Adomnán, and various Irish annals.
Although the popular impression of the Picts may be one of an obscure, mysterious people, this is far from being the case.
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That is, the Picts were the late survival into the historical period of the indigenous prehistoric non-Indo-European inhabitants of the British Isles, that is, the British megalith-builders.
The name "Pict" ["Pictii"] is itself however found for the first time in written records in a Latin document that refers to events in Britain in Year AD 297, which thus would be the oldest surviving written mention of the Picts by that name.
The native Britons, the Picts, moved their capital from Aberffraw, Wales, across the Irish Sea, to Tara, Ireland, due to the advances of the invading Celts in Britain, thus, essentially founding a new kingdom, that is, the Kingdom of Tara, circa 750BC.
www.angelfire.com /ego/et_deo/picts.wps.htm   (4297 words)

 Picts - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
PICTS [Picts] ancient inhabitants of central and N Scotland, of uncertain origin.
To the south of the Picts, Scottish invaders from Ireland had established the kingdom of Dalriada in the 5th cent.
Between 843 and 850 Kenneth I, king of Dalriada, established himself also as king of the Picts, although how and why is not clear.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-picts.html   (319 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Picts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Picts PICTS [Picts] ancient inhabitants of central and N Scotland, of uncertain origin.
He defeated (368-69) the Picts and Scots in Britain and the Alemanni in Gaul (369).
The son of Malcolm I (reigned 943-54), he became king of the united Picts and Scots in 971 and immediately led a savage raid on the British in Northumbria.
www.encyclopedia.com /articles/10183.html   (559 words)

 article: picts
The Romans referred to Pict territory as "Albany" (Alba) and built two walls, the Antonine & the Hadrian, (probably) to hold the Picts at bay.
The first recorded mention of the Picts was by the Roman writer Eumenius in A.D. 297, who described them as northern invaders of Roman Britain.
The Picts were probably converted to Christianity in the 4th and 5th centuries.
www.lyberty.com /encyc/articles/picts.html   (456 words)

 Orkneyjar - The Language of the Picts
The Picts spoke an ancient language indigenous to area - a language that predated the Celtic languages of the Britons, the Scots and the Irish.
The Picts spoke a P-Celtic language - that is a Celtic language related to the language of the Ancient Britons.
Along the same lines is the idea that the Picts spoke a P-Celtic language, a version of Ancient British that contained elements of Irish Gaelic - fragments picked up over the years through contact with the Scotti - the invading Irish settlers who claimed territory down the west coast of Scotland.
www.orkneyjar.com /history/picts/language.htm   (500 words)

 Picts — FactMonster.com
Picts, ancient inhabitants of central and N Scotland, of uncertain origin.
To the south of the Picts, Scottish invaders from Ireland had established the kingdom of Dalriada in the 5th cent.
Picts - Picts The inhabitants of Albin, north-east of Scotland.
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 channel4.com - Time Team - Who were the Picts?
Sir Walter Scott, for example, connected the Picts with the brochs of northern Scotland and portrayed them as a people of exceptionally small stature after crawling through a gallery in the Broch of Mousa in the Shetlands.
Just as the Picts appear in the written record suddenly with Eumenius's mention of them in 297 AD, so too they disappear suddenly with the last entry of their king-list, following the death of Causantin mac Cinaeda in 876.
Just as they were probably the descendants of tribes who had lived in the north-east of Scotland for many years before the Roman world took notice of them, so too their heirs became part of the mixing of populations that eventually led to the formation of modern Scotland.
www.channel4.com /history/microsites/T/timeteam/snapshot_picts.html   (724 words)

 Scotland Guide - Scottish History - The Picts
The question of the Picts should be approached as an integral part of the heritage of Scotland (and Celtic Britain and Europe as a whole) rather than as some isolated oddity.
Athfotla means 'new Ireland' and an area once identified as being occupied by the Picts, Argyll, is omitted entirely from the divisions of the Pictish Kingdom.
It was not long after this point that the influence of the Picts began to be felt in the north of the country.
www.siliconglen.com /Scotland/11_5.html   (903 words)

 Pictish Nation ®
The origins of the Picts are clouded with many fables, legends and fabrications, and there are as many theories as to who the Picts were (Celtic, Basque, Scythians, etc.), where they came from, what they ate or drank, and what language they spoke, as there once were Pictish raiders defying the mighty legions of Rome.
However, the lesson grimly taught by the Roman and the decimation caused in the Pictish countryside must have been of such consequences that for nearly a century peace was kept in the land; the Romans manned Hadrian's Wall and the northern tattoed tribes stayed in their grim, brooding hills north of it.
The Picts fought invasions by the Scots in the west, the Britons and Angles in the south and the Vikings in the north.
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 The Pictish Pages / Prythin Pages
Pict seems to mean "Painted Ones" -- it seems logical to assume that the Picts themselves would have found a more self-inspiring reason for whatever it was that they did call themselves than "Painted Ones", which is descriptive of an external, only.
He gained the throne of the Picts because the Picts were matrilineal -- descent was measured through male offspring of the women.
The Picts are topics they consider, although their focus is not just Picts, but all the Celts in that region.
www.candledark.net /silver/picts.html   (1209 words)

She also considers that: 'The notion of the Picts having existed in Galloway is now recognized as a myth which arose out of a misunderstanding by medieval writers.'
The Picts captured the imagination of eighteenth and nineteenth century writers and travellers to the extent that a wide range of monuments, particularly brochs, were attributed to them.
Contributors to the Dundee conference in 1952 (published in 1955 as The Problem of the Picts) felt that they were unable to 'point to a single fortress or to a single dwelling or burial and say with certainty that it is Pictish' (quoted in Foster, 2004: 12).
www.postroman.info /picts.htm   (487 words)

 Scotland's Past - The Picts & Scots   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
In fact, the Picts were the direct descendents of the indigenous Bronze and Iron Age peoples of a large part of the area that became Scotland.
The Picts are most famous for their carved stones which employed a variety of symbols, the meaning of which is still obscure.
Due to the extraordinary influence of the Picts and their neighbours, the Gaels, by the 11th century Scotland had become a single, unified kingdom, under a stable and successful monarchy.
www.scotlandspast.org /pictscot.cfm   (2487 words)

 General History of the Highlands - Uniting of Scots and  Picts - AD 843
This event, no doubt, hastened the downfall of the Pictish monarchy; and as the Picts were unable to resist the arms of Kenneth, the Scottish king, he carried into execution, in the year 843, a project he had long entertained, of uniting the Scots and Picts, and placing both crowns on his head.
The Picts were recognised as a distict people even in the tenth century, but before the twelfth they lost their characteristic nominal distinction by being amalgamated with the Scots, their conquerors.
The Picts certainly appear to have suffered severe defeat, but the likelihood is that after Kenneth succeeded to the throne, a gradual fusion of the two people took place, so that in course of time they became essentially one speaking language, oveying the same laws, and following the same manners and customs.
www.electricscotland.com /history/genhist/hist19.html   (3069 words)

 The Picts and Their Legacy
The Picts were a group of tribal peoples known to be living north of the Forth - Clyde line between the arrival of the Romans in northern Britain c.AD 100 and the mid 9th century.
The Picts mainly occupied the low lying fertile ground along the eastern coast of Scotland, while the Scots and Britons occupied the south west areas of Scotland.
With the arrival of Christianity the Picts developed the intricate and beautiful Class II cross-slabs, on which the native symbols are combined with the Christian cross.
www.oldthingsforgotten.com /picts.htm   (3977 words)

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