Got a story of a Scots
ancestor? Then do send it in for inclusion on these pages to Alastair McIntyre
60% of Icelandic Women are of Scots Descent.
Chapter 3 - Early
From our book on Notes on
the Early History of Scotland.
Or the Journal of a residence in that Island during the years 1814
and 1815 containing observations on the natural phenomena, History,
Literature and Antiquities of the Island; and the Religion,
character, manners and customs of its inhabitants by Ebenezer
Henderson (second edition) (1819) (pdf)
Letters from High Latitudes
By Lord Dufferin (1906) (pdf)
Why Scottish women and Icelanders are closely linked
It's easy to think that the Viking world was dominated by bearded,
macho men, but that assumption is wrong. Both ancient 'Norse Sagas'
and archaeological discoveries suggest that women actually played
equally powerful roles within Viking society and politics. Historian
Dr Janina Ramirez tells the incredible story of 'Aud the Deepminded'
- one of the first people to settle in Iceland in the 9th Century.
Aud was a warrior, a leader, a freer of slaves... and a woman.
Or The Journal of a Residence in that Island during the years 1814
and 1815, containing observations on the Natural Phenomena, History,
Literature, and Antiquities of the Island and the Religion,
Character, Manners, and Customs of its Inhabitants by Ebenezer
Henderson in two volumes (1818) (pdf)
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