Sutherland and Caithness in Saga-Time or the Jarls and the Freskyns
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (204 pages)
Author: J. Gray
This book originally published by James Gray in 1922 (204 pages + map) is fully titled " Sutherland and Caithness in Saga-Time or the Jarls and the Freskyns".
It study deals with the portions of the three great Norse sagas which relate to the extreme north end of the mainland of Scotland -- Orkneyinga, St. Magnus, and Hakon's - and incorporates them with the scanty extant English and Scottish records to form a connected account, from the Scottish point of view, of the Norse occupation of most of the more fertile parts of Sutherland and Caithness from its beginning about 870 until its close, when these counties, along with the Hebrides, were incorporated into the kingdom of Scotland by treaty with Norway in 1266.
Gray begins with a brief look at the Picts and the Northmen, and then moves on to a study of life under the Norse Jarls. There is extensive material on the families of: Duffus, Freskyn de Moravia, Gunn, Innes, Mackay, Oliphant, Ross, and Sutherland.
Chapters include: The Early Norse Jarls; Thorfinn, Earl and Jarl; Paul and Erlend, Hakon and Magnus; The Moddan Family; Harold Maddadson and the Freskyns; Jarls David and John, Freskin II; The Succession to the Caithness Earldom; King Hakon's Expedition and the North; and Results and Conclusions. There is as well a pedigree chart of the Freskyn family, and a full-color map of the region.
This CD consists of scans of the original book, which can be browsed, enlarged and printed if required. Please note: it is not searchable.
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