Edmonds, Fiona





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Edmonds, Fiona, “The expansion of the kingdom of Strathclyde”, Early Medieval Europe 23:1 (February, 2015): 43–66.

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“The expansion of the kingdom of Strathclyde”
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Volume
23
Pages
43–66
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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.
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kingdom of Strathclyde
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Dennis Groenewegen
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December 2015, last updated: January 2019