Thread: The Picts
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Old 7th April 2006, 21:52
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Originally Posted by ANDY-J3
The sources listing Arthur's battles confirm he was in Scotland fighting the Picts. I think the most compelling argument for his origins was that he was a Romano-British chieftan of the Goddodin-the tribe that controlled the Lothians during the dark ages. When the Romans left they were the only Britons with experience of war (against the Picts) and some historians have tentatively suggested that the Roman fort of Camelon,was the site of Camelot. I think the language that evolved into Welsh appeared in Wales with the first Brythonic settlers who arrived during the Bronze Age several centuries before the Romans arrived.

The Lothians, that would seem to fit in well with "Arthur's seat". I've done a bit of reading about the various people inhabiting 'Caldeonia' at this time but i haven't dug deep as yet and read about specific battles or tribes anything like that. I only know what they were called collectively. What were they known as this tribe? Did they ever fight with the Picts? Were they one of the tribes that made up the 'Britons'? Is that the correct word for them? P-Gaelic can't have many speakers left. It's quite amazing that these languages live on 2,000 years later and that the stones they left behind still stand to this day. I read somewhere that the tallest Pictish stone in Scotland is 20ft tall, or was it 27ft tall. I can't remember, but they sure went to some lengths to arrange them in various positions. What can you tell me about Ley Lines? I'm just going to read about them on this site: Is it hocus pocus nonsense or what?
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