Picts and Scots

  title={Picts and Scots},
  author={T. Charles-Edwards},
  journal={The Innes Review},
  pages={168 - 188}
Of all the periods of Scottish history, 789–1070 is the most obscure as it is one of the most formative; for that very reason Alex Woolf’s success in distilling an intelligible and credible narrative makes this book a triumph. The poverty of evidence, so often a handicap, is for him an opportunity: it makes it possible to take the reader into his confidence as he seeks to weigh up the value of each witness. In evaluating his sources, he is willing to see, and to encourage his reader to see, the… Expand
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