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The Lewis and Skye groups of the Hebrides under the Norse, ca. 800 to 1266

George Vaughan Chichester Young O.B.E.

The Lewis and Skye groups of the Hebrides under the Norse, ca. 800 to 1266

by George Vaughan Chichester Young O.B.E.

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Published by Mansk-Svenska Publishing in Peel, Isle of Man .
Written in English


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Statementby G. V. C. Young.
The Physical Object
Pagination45p. :
Number of Pages45
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20030598M
ISBN 100907715400
OCLC/WorldCa498702096

This complex situation became still more complex with the arrival on the scene of Somerled, born of mixed Norse and Gaelic parentage in In , Somerled married Ragnhild, daughter of Olaf the Red (Olaf I The Red Godredson), the Norse King of Man, whose territory included the Hebrides, and whose titles also included Ri Innse Gall, or “King of the Isles”. Following the Treaty of Perth the Hebrides were transferred from Norwegian to Scottish overlordship.. At the end of the century, king John Balliol was challenged for the throne by Robert de Bruys Robert The Bruce. By this point, Somerled's descendants had split into three groups, the MacRory, MacDougalls, and MacDonalds.

  Next came the time of settlement under West Norse jarls who left their homeland because of the 'grasping, centralising and Christianising Harald 'Harfagri' (pron. Harfairi, meaning 'Fair-Hair).who lived from AD In the Hebrides Ketil 'Flat-nose' became king, whose daughter Aud 'the Deep-minded' left to migrate to Iceland. Outer Hebrides. Lewis and Harris, located on the most populous island in the Outer Hebrides, is a good place to start your visit. A well-known highlight is the 5,year-old Calanais Standing Stones located on the west coast of Lewis. This Neolithic stone structure .

The principal islands under consideration are as follows: The Isle of Man, located in the Irish Sea equidistantly from modern England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.; The islands of the Firth of Clyde some kilometres (87 mi) to the north, the largest of which are Bute and Arran.; The southern Inner Hebrides to the west and north of the Kintyre peninsula, including Islay, Jura, Mull and Iona. Start studying Old Norse text vocab 2nd. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.


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The Lewis and Skye groups of the Hebrides under the Norse, ca. 800 to 1266 by George Vaughan Chichester Young O.B.E. Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Isle of Lewis (Scottish Gaelic: Eilean Leòdhais or simply Lewis (Scottish Gaelic: Leòdhas, pronounced [ˈʎɔːəs̪] ()) is the northern part of Lewis and Harris, the largest island of the Western Isles or Outer Hebrides archipelago in Scotland.

The two parts are frequently referred to as if they were separate islands. The total area of Lewis is square miles (1, km 2).Language: Scottish Gaelic, English.

The Outer Hebrides / ˈ h ɛ b r ɪ d iː z / or Western Isles (Scottish Gaelic: Na h-Eileanan Siar [nə ˈhelanən ˈʃiəɾ] or Na h-Eileanan an Iar [nə ˈhelanən əˈɲiəɾ] ()), sometimes known as Innse Gall ("islands of the strangers") or the Long Isle/Long Island (Scottish Gaelic: An t-Eilean Fada), is an island chain off the west coast of mainland nates: 57°46′N 7°01′W / °N.

The year old stone circles of Callanish, on Lewis, pre-date Stonehenge and confirm early civilisation of the Outer Hebrides. Islands steeped in Scotland’s history Being distant from the mainland, there was always (and to some extent, still is) an element of mystery to the islands and their people.

See what's new with book lending at the Internet Archive Edit. Last edited by Tom Morris. Ma The Lewis and Skye groups of the Hebrides under the Norse, ca. toJonas Bronck (ca. ), Myles Standish (), Standish family. Lists. Add to List. Links (outside Open Library) No links yet. Add one?.

Latterly, the Hebrides sent eight representatives from Lewis and Harris and Skye and another eight from the southern Hebrides to the Tynwald parliament on Man. Colonsay and Oronsay have produced important pagan Norse burial grounds.

An 11th-century cross slab decorated with Irish and Ringerike Viking art on Islay was found in Meeting our new group and driver/guide, we catch the morning ferry from Ullapool for the 2-hour sail along Loch Broom.

Pass the Summer Isles, then sail out across the Minch to Stornoway, the main town on Lewis and capital of the Outer Hebrides. Look out for. Hebridean Myths and Legends. In this essay I would like to deal with the ancient literary heritage of the Hebridean Isles.

Major source for the second part of my essay was a work of the greatest British anthropologist of the 19 th centrury James George Frazer, The Golden Bough. I will describe some old-time customs, traditions and superstitions in the Hebrides and other parts of Scotland.

„The Lewis and Skye Groups of the Hebrides under the Norse ca‟, (Peel, Isle of Man: Mansk-Svenska Publishing Company Ltd, ), p.8 1 5 J. Haywood op. Cit. p 6. The Norse domination of the Hebrides lasted from about to AD. The town's name is believed to come from the word 'Stjornavgr', which means “Steering Bay” in Norse.

Some time in the ’s a castle was built proudly overlooking the town by the MacNicol Clan. The Lewis and Skye Groups of the Hebrides Under the Norse ca.

by G.V.C Young. Booklet, 5 Chapters, 4 Appendixes, Abbreviations, Illustrations. Printed in 45 Pages. £8; A Liquid Measure of Highland History by Martin Whittet. Reprinted from the Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness Volume LIV.

The modern names of Scottish islands stem from two main influences. There are many names that derive from the Scottish Gaelic language in the Hebrides and Firth of the Northern Isles most place names have a Norse origin.

There are also some island place names that originate from three other influences, including a limited number that are essentially English language names, a few that. The Book of Leinster (Irish Lebor Laignech), is a medieval Irish manuscript compiled ca.

New!!: Outer Hebrides and Book of Leinster See more» Bragar. Bragar (Bràgar) is a village on the west side of the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland, 14 miles from the island's only town, Stornoway.

New!!: Outer Hebrides and Bragar See. The Inner Hebrides (Scottish Gaelic: Na h-Eileanan a-staigh, "the inner isles") is an archipelago off the west coast of Mainland Scotland, to the south east of the Outer er these two island chains form the Hebrides, which enjoy a mild oceanic are 36 inhabited islands and a further 43 uninhabited Inner Hebrides with an area greater than 30 hectares (74 acres).

An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio. An illustration of a " floppy disk. Full text of "History of the Outer Hebrides: (Lewis, Harris, North and South Uist, Benbecula, and Barra)".

The Outer Hebrides are an island chain in the Atlantic Ocean, off the northwest coast of Great are also known as the Long Island. The Outer Hebrides are separated from the Inner Hebrides by the waters of the Minch, the Little Minch and the Sea of the Hebrides, and form a distinct archipelago, in a chain from Lewis in the north to the tiny, scattered isles and skerries around.

Magnus Barefoot's time () heard the kingdom Hebrides and Man to the Kingdom of Norway. From every new king paid of the Hebrides and Man a bilge fee of 10 gold marks to every new king of Norway.

In the Hebrides and Man came under Scotland and since came the Isle of Man under England. The Norwegian language of Man died out in.

An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio. An illustration of a " floppy disk. Software. An illustration of two photographs. Full text of "The Norse influence on Celtic Scotland". The Outer Hebrides (Scottish Gaelic: Na h-Eileanan Siar, IPA: [nə ˈhelanən ˈʃiəɾ]) also known as the Western Isles and the Long Island, is an island chain off the west coast of islands are geographically contiguous with Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, one of the 32 unitary council areas of form part of the Hebrides, separated from the Scottish mainland and from the.

Norse control was further weakened in the ensuring century, but the Hebrides were not formally ceded by Norway until [89] [90] The transitions from one language to another are also complex.

For example, many Scandinavian sources from this period of time typically refer to individuals as having a Scandinavian first name and a Gaelic by-name.

Inthe whole of the Outer Hebrides were ceded by Norway to Scotland with the Perth Treaty. Lewis was then run by the MacLeods of Lewis who lost it to the MacKenzies in. The Battle of Largs (2 October ) was a decisive engagement between the kingdoms of Norway and Scotland, on the Firth of Clyde near Largs, conflict formed part of the Norwegian expedition against Scotland inin which Haakon Haakonsson, King of Norway attempted to reassert Norwegian sovereignty over the western seaboard of Scotland.

Since the beginning of the 12th. Linguistic continuity. With the isles to the west of Scotland flanking the main medieval transit route from Norway to the Irish Sea, it can be assumed that the Inner Hebrides witnessed a high volume of Scandinavian sea-traffic during the Viking Age (cf.

Crawford ).As such, there is a reasonable possibility that at least some of the traces of the Norse language which have survived in.The main islands form an archipelago of which the major islands include Lewis and Harris, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist, and and Harris has an area ofhectares ( sq mi) and is the largest island in Scotland and the third largest in the British Isles, after Great Britain and Ireland.

It incorporates Lewis in the north and Harris in the south, both of which are.