Tag: Pictland


  • Kingdom of Fortriu

    By 6th century, four major circles of influence had emerged in northern Britain. In the east were the Picts, whose federation of kingdoms stretched from the river Forth to Shetland. In the west were the Irish-Gaelic speaking Dál Riata with their royal …

  • Kingdom of Scotland

    At the close of the ninth century various polities occupied Scotland. A unification of Pictish [[Kingdom of Fortriu | Fortriu]] and Gaelic [[Dál Riata | Dál Riata]] by [[Kenneth MacAlpin | Kenneth MacAlpin]] created the Kingdom of Alba sometimes called …

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