The expansion of the kingdom of Strathclyde
Edmonds, F. L.
Early Medieval Europe
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Edmonds, F. L. (2015). The expansion of the kingdom of Strathclyde. Early Medieval Europe, 23 (1), 43-66. https://doi.org/10.1111/emed.12087
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The kingdom of Strathclyde was focused on the Clyde valley and ruled by a Brittonic-speaking dynasty. Historians have traditionally argued that the kingdom expanded southwards in the early tenth century, with the result that there was a revival of Brittonic language. Several scholars have recently challenged this interpretation, but in this article I defend the view that Strathclyde expanded southwards, and I propose a new model for the process. I argue that the kings of Strathclyde took submissions from the local nobility, who included Northumbrian and Gaelic-Scandinavian magnates. This accounts for the multicultural nature of the kingdom in its heyday.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/emed.12087
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