Genealogy Projects tagged with medieval Scotland on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Medieval Orkney

    Sub-Project of MEDIEVAL SCOTLAND MEDIEVAL ORKNEY The foundation of the medieval Orkney state, allegedly in the late 9th century by Norse settlers who were granted the title “jarl” by the Norwegian kings, and the succession of Norwegian leaders in the islands until the mid-12th century is described in Orkneyinga Saga[781]. This work was probably written not long after 1200 and ...

  • Medieval Scotland

    This project is to create a Collaborative template to defer to for the Medieval Scots tree on Geni . Please come & help to get it as correct as we can. I've begun by using Charles Cawley's Medlands as the initial format - mostly because he's the best laid out internet resource to cut & paste from. We can edit in / over further sources, as we go, this being a very long-term project an all :-) ...

  • Battle of Clontarf

    The Battle of Clontarf: By David : Blog Post Saturday 1 October 2011 23rd April 2014 will be the thousand-year anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf . Many Scandinavians decided to settle in the lands they originally raided. They set up coastal cities and towns in Ireland in places like Dublin, Waterford and Limerick. The initial setting up of these kingdoms was done in a warlike fashion,...

  • Medieval Atholl

    Sub-Project of MEDIEVAL SCOTLAND MEDIEVAL ATHOLL Atholl was one of the seven original province of Scotland, associated with Gowry, covering the north eastern parts of what was later the county of Perth. The rulers were styled Mormaers in the 10th century. The last recorded Mormaer of Atholl was Maddad, grandson of Duncan I King of Scotland, who was one of the six rulers to be referred to as...

  • Norse Earls of Orkney

    The Earl of Orkney was originally a Norse jarl ruling Orkney, Shetland and parts of Caithness and Sutherland. The Earls were periodically subject to the kings of Norway for the Northern Isles, and later also to the kings of Alba for those parts of their territory in mainland Scotland (i.e. Caithness and Sutherland). The Earl's status as a Norwegian vassal was formalised in 1195. In 1232 a Scott...

  • Medieval Scotland - Scratchpad for research progress & work in progress

    Scratchpad dumping place for the teamwork in progress updating the Scots Medieval Tree. All welcome and encouraged We're having difficulty with using inbox messaging to keep track of possible useful sources, sites etc to use in trying to decide on a template tree for some of the more disputed / vaguely sourced lines through this area. So, this project is an experiment in co-ordinating a r...

  • The House of Dunkeld: Kings of Scotland 1034-1290

    The so-called House of Dunkeld , in Scottish Gaelic Dùn Chailleann (meaning Fort of the Caledonii or of the Caledonians), is a historiographical and genealogical construct to illustrate the clear succession of Scottish kings from 1034 to 1040 and from 1058 to 1290. It is dynastically sort of a continuation to Cenél nGabráin of Dál Riata, "race of Fergus", as "house...

  • Macbeth - Historical Context of Shakespeare's Play

    What is the historical context behind the Macbeth of history, beyond the story told by his most famous biographer - Shakespeare , for his patron, KIng James I ? In this project I'm hoping to collect the historical profiles of this complex cast of characters. - Sharon [ ) Summary of Shakespeare's Play] [ ) Summary of Polanski's Film] Resources Charles Cawley's Medieval Lands: SCOTL...