Northern British Bibliography

This is a bibliography for Strathclyde,  Gododdin (Lothian),  Isle of Man, and Cumbria — ‘the Men of the North’, Gwyr y Gogledd.

Alcock, Leslie(1979) ‘ The north Britons, the Picts and the Scots’, p. 134-42; In: The End of Roman Britain: Papers Arising from a Conference, Durham 1978 Edited by P.J. Casey. BAR British Series 71.

  • (1983)’Gwyr Y Gogledd: An Archaeological Appraisal’ Archaeological Cambrensis. 132: 1-18.
  • and Elizabeth Alock, and Sally M Foster(1986) “Reconnaissance excavations on Early Historic fortifications and other royal sites in Scotland, 1974-84: 1, Excavations at St. Abb’s Head, Berwickshire, 1980″ Proceedings of the Society of Antiquarians of Scotland 116: 255-79.
  • (Jarrow Lecture 1988) “Bede, Eddis, and the Forts of the North Britons” pp. 775-806 in Bede and his World: Volume II The Jarrow Lectures 1979-1993 Aldershot, Variorum.
  • and Elizabeth Alcock(1990) “Reconnaissance excavations on Early Historic fortifications and other royal sites in Scotland, 1974-84: 4, Excavations at Alt Clut, Clyde Rock, Strathclyde, 1974-1975″ Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 120: 95-149.
  • (1993) “Image and Icon in Pictish Sculpture” p. 230-236 in The Age of Migrating Ideas: Early Medieval Art in Northern Britain and Ireland Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Insular Art held in the National Museums of Scotland in Edinburgh, 3-6 January 1991. R. Michael Spearman and John Higgett, editors. Edinburgh: National Museums of Scotland and Stroud: Alan Sutton Publishing.

Anderson, A.O. (1922) Early Sources in Scottish History Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd.

Anderson, Marjorie, O. (1980) Kings and Kingship in Early Scotland. Edinburgh and London: Scottish Academic Press.

Aneirin, Y Gododdin

  • Translation and notes by Kenneth Jackson. In: The Gododdin: the Oldest Scottish Poem (1969) Endinburgh Univeristy Press.
  • Translation, introduction and notes by A.O.H. Jarman Aneirin: Y Gododdin Britian’s Oldest Heroic Poem (1990) Gomer Press
  • Translation, Introduction and Notes by John Koch In: The Gododdin of Aneirin: Text and Context from Dark Age North Britain. (1997)

Annales Cambriae In: Nennius, British History and the Welsh Annals. Edited and translated by John Morris. (1980) History from the Sources Series.

Bede Ecclesiatical History of the English People. (1994) Edited by Judith McClure and Roger Collins. Oxford University Press.

Brooke, Daphne (1991) “The Northumbrian settlements in Galloway and Carrick: an historical assessment” Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 121:295-327.

  • (1994) Wild Men and Holy Places: St. Ninian, Whithorn, and the Medieval Realm of Galloway Edinburgh: Canongate Press.

Caradoc of Llancarfan and a monk of Rhys Two Lives of Gildas Translated and notes by Hugh Williams. Reprinted by Llanerch Press.(Gildas claimed to be Pictish.)

Carey, John and John Koch. 2000. The Celtic Heroic Age: Literary Sources for Ancient Celtic Europe and Early Ireland and Wales. Celtic Studies Publications (anthology)

Cessford, Craig (1994) “Pictish Raiders at Trusty’s Hill?” Transactions of the Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquity Society 69: 81-88.

  • (1993) ‘Calvery in Early Bernicia: A Reply’ Northern History 29: 185-87.
  • (1994) ‘The Death of Aethelfrith of Lloegr’ Northern History 30: 179-183.
  • (1996) “Yorkshire and the Gododdin Poem” Yorkshire Archaeological Journal 68: 241-243.
  • (1996) “Exogamous Marriages between Anglo-Saxons and Britons in Seventh Century Northern Britain” Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History 9: 49-52.
  • (1999)”Relations Between hte Britons in Southern Scotland and the Anglo-Saxon Northumbria” pp. 150-160 in Northumbria’s Golden Age. Edited by Jane Hawkes and Susan Mills. Sutton Publishing.

Chadwick, H.M. (1959) ‘Vortigern’, p. 21-33; ‘The Foundation of the Early British Kingdoms’, p. 47-56; In: Studies in Early British History Nora Chadwick, Ed. (1959) Cambridge University Press.

Chadwick, N. (1953) ‘The Lost Literature of Celtic Scotland: Caw of Pritdin and Arthur of Britain’ Scottish Gaelic Studies. 7: 115-183.

  • (1959) ‘A Note on the Name Vortigern’, p. 34-46; ‘A Note on Constantine Prince of Devon’, p. 56-60; ‘A Note on Faustus and Riocatus’, p. 254-363; In: Studies in Early British History Nora Chadwick, Ed. (1959) Cambridge University Press.
  • (1963) ‘The Conversion of Northumbria: a comparison of sources’ ; ‘The Battle of Chester: A study of Sources’; ‘Bede, St. Colman, and the Irish Abbey of Mayo’, p. 186-205 (1963) In: Nora Chadwick, Eds. Celt and Saxon: Studies in the Early Border
  • (1969) Early Brittany.  Cardiff: University of Wales Press.
  • (1976) The British Heroic Age: The Welsh and the Men of the North. Cardiff: University of Wales Press.

Charles-Edwards, Thomas (1978) ‘The Authenticity of the Gododdin: An Historians View’, p. 44-71; In: Astudiaethau ar yr Hengerdd (Studies in Old Welsh Poetry) Ed. Rachel Bromwich and R. Brinley Jones. University of Wales Press.

Clancy, Thomas Owen and Gilbert Markus. (1999) The Triumph Tree: Scotland’s Earliest Poetry AD 550-1350. Canongate Scottish Classics. (anthology)

Clarkson, T. J. (1993) “Richmond and Catraeth” Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 26: 15-20.

  • (1999) “The Gododdin Revisited” The Heroic Age Issue 1
  • (2006) “Locating Maserfelth” The Heroic Age Issue 9
  • (2008) The Picts: A History.

Cubbon, A. M. (1982) ‘The Early Church on the Isle of Man’, p. 257-282 In: The Early Church in Western Britain and Ireland Susan Pearce Editor, BAR British Series 102

Clancy, Thomas Owen (2000) “Scotland, the ‘Nennian’ recension of the Historia Brittonum, and the Lebor Bretnach” p. 87-107 in Kings, Clerics, and Chronicles in Scotland 500-1297: Essays in honour of Marjorie Ogilvie Anderson on the occasion of her ninetieth birthday Simon Taylor, Editor. Dublin: Four Courts Press.

Dark, Kenneth R. (1992) ‘A Sub-Roman Re-Defense of Hadrian’s Wall? ‘Britannia  23:111-120.

  • ( 1993) ‘St. Patrick’s uillula and the fifth-century occupation of Romano-British villa’, p. 19-24 ; In: St. Patrick, AD. 493-1993. David Dumville, Editor. Woodbridge Publishers
  • (1994) Civitas to Kingdom: British Political Continuity 400-800. St. Martin’s Press.
  • (1996) ‘Proto-industrialisation and the end of the Roman economy’, p. 1-22; ‘Pottery and local production at the end of Roman Britain’, p. 53-66; In: External Contacts and the Economy of Late Roman Britain and Post-Roman Britain. K.R. Dark Editor. Boydell Press.
  • (1998) ‘Centuries of Roman Survival in the West’ British Archaeology 32 (March)
  • (2002) Britain and the End of the Roman Empire. Tempus.

Dark, S. P.(Petra) (1996) ‘Palaeoecological evidence for landscape continuity and change in Britain ca AD 400-800′, p. 23-53; In: External Contacts and the Economy of Late Roman Britain and Post-Roman Britain. K.R. Dark Editor. Boydell Press.

Davies, Wendy (1982) Wales in the Early Middle Ages. Leicester University Press.

Davies, Sioned and Jones, Nerys Ann  (1997) The Horse in Celtic Culture: Medieval Welsh Perspectives.  Cardiff: University of Wales

Fraser, James E. (2002) The Battle of Dunnichen, 685. Tempus.

Foster, I. (1969) ‘Presidential Address: Wales and North Britain’. Archaeologigia Cambrensis. CXVII: 1 16.

Gardner, Rex (1999) “Kentigern, Columba, and Oswald: The Ripon Connexion” Northern History 35:1-26.

Gruffydd, R. Geraint. (1989/90) ‘From Gododdin to Gwynedd: reflections on the story of Cunedda’. Studia Celtica Vol XXIV/XXV : 1-14.

  • (1994)’In Search of Elmet’ Studia Celtica XXVIII:63-79.

Hanson, W.S. and Campbell, D.B. (1986) ‘The Brigantes: From Clientage to Conquest’ Britannia 17:73-89.

Harke, Heinrich (December 1995) ‘Finding Britons in Anglo-Saxon Graves  British Archaeology 10 http://britac3.britac.ac.uk/cba/ba/ba10/ba10feat.html

Hartley, B. R. and Fitts, R.L. (1988) The Brigantes. Alan Sutton Publisher.

Haycock, Marged (1983-84) ‘Preiddeu Annwn and the Figure of Taliesin’ Studia Celtica 18/19: 52-78

Henken, E. Traditions of the Welsh Saints. (1987) Cambridge England: D.S. Brewer.

Higham, N. (1992a) ‘Medieval Overkingship in Wales: the Earliest Evidence’ Welsh History Review  p.145-159.

Hughes, Kathleen. (Jarrow Lecture 1970) “Early Christianity in Pictland” pp. 268-284 in Bede and his World: Volume I Jarrow Lectures 1958-1978 Aldershot: Variorum , 1994.

Hughes, Kathleen. (1980) Edited by David Dumville. Celtic Britain in the Early Middle Ages: Studies in Scottish and Welsh Sources. Studies in Celtic History Vol. II. Boydell Press.

Hughson, Irene (1997) “Horses in the Early Historic Period: Evidence from the Pictish Sculptured Stones” p. 23-42 in The Horse in Celtic Culture: Medieval Welsh Perspectives Edited by Sioned Davies adn Nerys Ann Jones. Cardiff: University of Wales Press.

Jackson, Kenneth. (1953-8) ‘The site of Mount Badon’ Journal of Celtic Studies 2: 152-5.p

  • (1955) ‘The Britons in Southern Scotland’ Antiquity 29: 77-88.
  • (1959) “Edinburgh and the Occupation of Lothian” p. 35-42 in The Anglo-Saxons: Studies in some Aspects of their History and Culture presented to Bruce Dickens Peter Clemoes, Ed. London: Barnes and Bowes.
  • (1963) ‘On the Northern British Section in Nennius’, p. 20-62 In: Celt and Saxon: Studies in the Early British Border. ed. N. Chadwick. Cambridge University Press.
  • (1980) ‘Brigomaglos and St. Briog’ Archaeologia Aeliana Fifth Series, Volume X. The Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Jobey, George ‘The Settlement at Doublestead and Romano-British Settlement on the Coastal Plain between the Tyne and the Forth’ (1982) Archaeologia Aeliana Fifth Series Volume X: 1-23.

Johnson, ‘Dual Personality of Gildas’ (1948) Antiquity. 22: 38-40

Jones, Glyn E. (1976) ‘Early Prose: The Mabinogi’ p.189-202, In: A Guide to Welsh Literature  Volume I, Edited by A.O.H. Jarman and Gwilym Rees Hughes. Swansea: Christopher Davies Publisher.

Jones, G.R.J. (1975) ‘Early Territorial Orgainization in Gwynedd and Elmet’ Northern History. 10:30-41.

Jones, Gwyn and Jones, Thomas, translators (1993) The Mabinogion Everyman Publishers

Jones, Michael E. (1979) ‘Climate, nutrition, and disease: an hypothesis of Romano-British population’, p. 231-51; In: The End of Roman Britain: Papers Arising from a Conference, Durham 1978 Edited by P.J. Casey. BAR British Series 71.

  • (1996) The End of Roman Britain Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press.

Jones, Michael E. and Casey, John (1988)’The Gallic Chronicle Restored: A Chronology for the Anglo-Saxon Invasions and the End of Roman Britain” Britannia XIX: 367-98.

Jones, Thomas. (1967) ‘The Black Book of Caermarthen , Stanzas of the Graves’ Proceedings of the British Acandemy. p. 97-137.

Kent, J. P. C. (1979) ‘The end of Roman Britain: the literary and numismatic evidence reviewed’, p. 15 27; In: The End of Roman Britain: Papers Arising from a Conference, Durham 1978 Edited by P.J. Casey. BAR British Series 71.

Kirby, D. P. (1962) ‘Strathclyde and Cumbria: a survey of historical development to 1092′ Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society  lxii : 77-94.

  • (1968) ‘Vortigern’ Bulletin Board of Celtic Studies  23:37-59.
  • (1976-8) ‘British Dynastic History in the Pre-Viking Period’ Bulletin Board of Celtic Studies  27: 81-133.
  • (1977) ‘Welsh bards and the border’, p. 31-42; In: Mercian Studies Ed. Ann Dornier, Leicaster University Press.

Klar, Kathryn (1988) ‘What are the Gwarchanau?’, p. 57-96; In: Early Welsh Poetry: Studies in the Book of Aneirin, Brynley F. Roberts Editor. Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales.

Laing, Lloyd and Jennifer(1997) Celtic Britain and Ireland: the Myth of the Dark Ages. Barnes and Noble Books

Levison, William (1940) ‘An Eighth-century Poem on St. Ninian’ Antiquity xvi: 280-91.

Lovecy, Ian. (1976) ‘The End of Celtic Britain: A Sixth-Century Battle near Lindisfarne’ Archaeologia Aeliana 5(IV): 31-45.

Mann, J. C. (1979) ‘Hadrian’s Wall: the last phases’, p. 144-51; In: The End of Roman Britain: Papers Arising from a Conference, Durham 1978 Edited by P.J. Casey. BAR British Series 71.

MacQuarrie, Alan (1986) ‘The Career of Saint Kentigern of Glasgow: Vitae, Lectiones,  and Glimpses of Fact’ Innes Review 37(1): 3-24.

  • (1993) ‘The Kings of Strathclyde, c400-1018′, p1-19; In: Medieval Scotland : Crown, Lordship and Community Eds. Alexander Grant and Keith Stringer. Edinburgh University Press.

MacQueen, John. (1954) ‘Maponus in Medieval Tradtion’ Transactions of the Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society 31: 43-57.

  • (1956) ‘Yvain, Ewen, and Owein ap Urien’ Transactions of the Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society P. 107-131
  • (1960/1) ‘The Picts of Galloway’ Transactions of the Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society. 39: 127-43.
  • (1961) St. Nynia: A Study of Literary and Linguistic Evidence. Edinburgh and London: Oliver & Boyd.
  • (1992) ‘The Dear Green Place: St. Mungo and Glasgow, 600-1966′Innes Review XLIII(2): 87-98.

MacQueen, Winifred (1959-60) ‘Miracula Nynie EpiscopiTransactions of the Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society 38:21-57.

McCarthy, M. R. (1982) ‘Thomas, Chadwick, and Post-Roman Carlisle’, p. 241-256; In: The Early Church in Western Britain and Ireland: Studies Presented to C.A. Raleigh Radford Susan Pearce, Editor. BAR British Series 102.

Miller, M.(1975) ‘Historicity and Pedigrees of the Northcountrymen’ The Bulletin Board of Celtic Studies 26(3): 255-280.

  • (1975) ‘Bede’s use of Gildas’ English Historical Review  90: 241-61.
  • (1975)’The Commanders at Arthuret’  Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society. 75: 96-118.
  • (1975) ‘Relative and Absolute Publication Dates of Gildas’s De Excidio in Medieval Scholarship’ Bulletin Board of Celtic Studies  26: 169-174.
  • (1975) “Date-Guessing and Pedigrees” Studia Celtica 10/11: 96-109.
  • (1978) ‘Date-Guessing and Dyfed’ Studia Celtica  12/13: 33-61.
  • (1978)’The Foundation-Legend of Gwynedd in the Latin Texts’ Bulletin of the Board of Celtic Studies. 27: 515-532
  • (1978) ‘The last British entry in the Gallic Chronicles’ Britannia 9:315-18.
  • (1978-80) ‘Hiberni reversuri’ Proceedings of the Society of Antiquities of Scotland. 110: 305-27.  [Isle of Man material]
  • (1978-80) ‘Geoffrey’s Early Royal Synchronisms’ Bulletin of the Board of Celtic Studies 28: 373-89.
  • (1979) The Saints of Gwynedd. Woodbridge: Boydell Press.
  • (1975) ‘Stilicho’s Pictish War’ Britannia 6: 141-5.
  • (1978) “Eanfrith’s Pictish Son” Northern History 14:47-66.
  • (1979) ‘The disputed historical horizon of the Pictish king-list’ Scottish Historical Review 58 (165): 1-34.
  • (1982) ‘Matriliny by treaty: the Pictish Foundation Legend’, p.133-164, In: Ireland in Early Medieval Europe: Studies in Memory of Kathleen Hughes. Eds. Dorothy Whitelock, Rosamond McKitterick, and David Dumville. Cambridge University Press.

Phythian-Adams, Charles (1996) Land of the Cumbrians: A Study in British Provincial Origins A.D. 400- 1120. Aldershot, Hants, England: Scolar Press

Rowland, Jenny. (1988) ‘Genres’, p. 179-208; In: Early Welsh Poetry: Studies in the Book of Aneirin, Brynley F. Roberts Editor. Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales

  • (1990) Early Welsh Saga Poetry: A Study and Edition of the Englynion D.S. Brewer.
  • (1995) ‘Warfare and Horses in the Gododdin and the Problem of Catraeth’ Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies. 30:13-40.

Scull, C.J. (1991) ‘Post-Roman Phase I at Yeavering: A Re-consideration’ Medieval Archaeology  XXXV: 51 63.

Sims-Williams, Patrick (1996) “The Death of Urien” Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies  32: 25-56.

Smyth, A. (1984) Warlords and Holymen: Scotland AD 80-1000. Edinburgh University Press.

Snyder, C. (1996) ‘Celtic Continuity in the Middle Ages’ Medieval Perspectives 11:164-178.

  • (1997) ‘A Gazetteer of Sub-Roman Britain (AD 400-600): the British Sites. Internet Archaeology  3 (http://intarch.ac.uk/journal/issue3/snyder_index.html).
  • (1998) Age of Tyrants: Britain and the Britions,  AD 400-600 Penn State Press
  • (1999) “The Age of Arthur: Some Historical and Archaeological Background”  The Heroic Age Issue 1

Skene, William F. (1876, Reprint 1971) Celtic Scotland: A History of Ancient Alban Volume I: History and Ethanology. NewYork: Books for Libraries Press.

  • (1877, reprint 1971) Celtic Scotland: A History of Ancient Alban Volume II: Church and Culture. New York: Books for Libraries Press.

Taylor, C. M. (1992) ‘Elmet: boundaries and Celtic survial in the post-Roman period’ Medieval History  2:111-129.

Thacker, Alan (1996) “Bede and the Irish” p. 31-59 in Beda Venerabilis: Historian, Monk, & Northumbrian Edited by L.A.J.R. Houwen and A.A. MacDonald. Gronigen: Egbert Forster.

Thomas, Charles (1979) ‘Saint Patrick and fifth century Britain: an historical model explored’, p. 81-101; In: The End of Roman Britain: Papers Arising from a Conference, Durham 1978 Edited by P.J. Casey. BAR British Series 71.

  • (1981) Christianity in Roman Britain to AD 500 Batsford Publishers
  • (1997) Celtic Britain Thames and Hudson Publishers.

Todd, M. – (1977) ‘Famosa Pestis and Britain in the Fifth Century’ Britannia 8: 319-325

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One comment on “Northern British Bibliography

  1. Richard Durkan says:

    Can you recommend any books or websites on the Brythonic kingdoms, please?

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