We thought we should bring
you information on the Picts of Scotland with a series of good pdf books on
the subject. I have to say there is still some mystery about the
Picts, who they were and how they came to Scotland.
of the Picts and Chronicles of the Scots
And other Early Memorial of Scottish History Edited by William F. Skene,
LL.D. (1867) This publication was a Government initiative to collect all
fragments of texts on the Picts to enable further research.
The Gael and Cymbri
Or an Inquiry into the Origin and History of the Irish Scoti, Britons, and
Gauls, and of the Caledonians, Picts, Welsh, Cornish, and Bretons by William
Betham, Ulster King of Arms. (1834)
When this Work was first projected, nothing more
was proposed than to collect the earliest mention of each parish church, the
dedication to its patron saint, the nature and tenure of the benefice, and
its value as found in the ancient church taxations; the chapels, hospitals,
and minor foundations within its territory. The recent printing of a great
body of Chartularies—the registers and records of the ancient bishoprics and
monasteries of Scotland—hitherto inaccessible, had induced the compiler to
attempt a Parochial classification of the ecclesiastical antiquities and
statistics which they contained. But in drawing from these sources, other
matters often presented themselves of such utility and interest, that it was
impossible to exclude them. There were proofs of the earliest settlements of
laymen, instructive descriptions of old boundaries, traces of an aboriginal
population disappearing, and of the rapid colonization of their successors,
indications of the modes of living among all classes at a very early period.
Such things could not be rejected in the account of a parish, and these,
with notices of the descent of lands and fragments of territorial history,
have extended the Work far beyond the original plan. But if this portion has
thus swelled to an unexpected and perhaps inconvenient bulk, it must be
remembered that some of the parishes of the present volume were of peculiar
interest, and all or nearly all were in districts much illustrated by the
Chartularies of Glasgow and Paisley, and of the great Abbeys of Teviotdale.
There is little room to apprehend such fulness of illustration for most of
the other districts of Scotland.
The Mythology and Rites of the
Ascertained by National Documents and compared with the General Traditions
and Customs of Heathenism, as Illustrated by the most eminebt Antiquaries of
our age with an Appendix containing Ancient Poems and Extracts, with some
remarks in Ancient British Coins by Edward Davies (1809)
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