Latter Day Vikings: Gaels in the Northern Isles in the 16th century

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The Hebrides and the Northern Isles of Scotland had been closely linked during the Viking Age. However, connections were almost completely severed after the Treaty of Perth in 1266, when the former became part of Scotland and the latter remained part of Norway. A new interpretation of events during the mid-16th century suggests that through a marriage between leading insular figures connections were re-established for a period and Orkney and Shetland were connected to the Sìol Torcail Lordship of Lewis and the North Minch.
Original languageEnglish
Article number4
Pages (from-to)35-42
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of the North Atlantic
VolumeSpecial Volume 4
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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