Item description for Somerled: Hammer of the Norse by Kathleen M. Macphee...
A new in-depth historical insight into the 12th-century King of Argyll who laid the foundations for the rout of the Vikings from Scotland's west coast. In doing so he set the foundations for the Lordship of the Isles and created a maritime power base that was to challenge even the authority of the Scottish Crown until 1493.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6" Height: 9.25" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Aug 30, 2004
Publisher Neil Wilson Publishing
ISBN 1903238242 ISBN13 9781903238240
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Somerled: Hammer of the Norse Nov 15, 2004
This is the best history of Somerled I have read! I have read seven others and this is the first author to examine all of the conflicting source materials and present them to the reader to draw their own conclusion. The other historians seemed to discedit Clan Donald histories about their ancestor and except the writings of Somerled's adversaries as gospel. This author presented both sides and added her perspective on reasons for the conflicting accounts. She showed faith that her reader could draw logical conclusions if empowered with all of the information. The reader is immediately aware that this author is presenting Somerled from the perspective of a Highlander. Thank you Kathlene MacPhee for this unique perspective on our ancestor.