Picts


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Picts

A warlike people who lived in what is now Scotland with an independent kingdom AD 297–843.
References in classic literature ?
Later, when the Romans left our island and the Picts and Scots oppressed the Britons, many of them fled back over the sea to Brittany or Armorica, as it used to be called.
After we passed this mighty nothing, called a wall, something like the Picts' walls so famous in Northumberland, built by the Romans, we began to find the country thinly inhabited, and the people rather confined to live in fortified towns, as being subject to the inroads and depredations of the Tartars, who rob in great armies, and therefore are not to be resisted by the naked inhabitants of an open country.
He tells how a British king (to whom later tradition assigns the name Vortigern) invited in the Anglo-Saxons as allies against the troublesome northern Scots and Picts, and how the Anglo-Saxons, victorious against these tribes, soon turned in furious conquest against the Britons themselves, until, under a certain Ambrosius Aurelianus, a man 'of Roman race,' the Britons successfully defended themselves and at last in the battle of Mount Badon checked the Saxon advance.
Recruited from all ranks of society and from every civilized country of Europe the great horde of Torn numbered in its ten companies serf and noble; Britain, Saxon, Norman, Dane, German, Italian and French, Scot, Pict and Irish.
Just as the children of the 'Picts' became 'Scots', the same can be said for anyone, regardless of their genetic make-up.
The Picts dominated the region between 270 and 900AD.
SOURCE OF EXCITEMENT: The Northern Picts projects team will conclude its initial excavations at the Mither Tap well by the end of the week
At least 16 experts from key sectors in participating PICTs will be identified through consultation with national, regional and international agencies.
King Of The Picts has won at Bellewstown and a Grade Three at Tipperary since being sent jumping, showing a preference for a sounder surface, which makes his winter efforts in testing ground all the more meritorious.
Dozens of Asterix fans, some in bushy Asterix moustaches, lined up at a Paris bookstore on Wednesday night to be among the first to buy copies of Asterix and the Picts after midnight.
Green Dragon was beaten decisively by King Of The Picts at Bellewstown last time, but trainer Tony Martin is hopeful of a big run as they clash again here.
Remarkably, a Pictish carved stone at the fort's entrance shows two entwined symbols, which could have been evidence of an alliance between Britons and Picts, possibly through a 'royal' marriage.