The Early-Medieval Texts

Research investigating the early source material relating to Edinburgh Castle

A study of the written evidence and historical background for Edinburgh Castle up to the 12th century AD. 

The report discusses the evidence in chronological order, from the Roman period to the 12th century with a focused analysis on the Welsh poem Y Gododdin.

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Nicholas Evans
Nicholas Evans, currently a Teaching Fellow at the University of Hull, previously taught or researched at the universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, and in Dublin. His research focuses on medieval Insular written sources (The Present and the Past in Medieval Irish Chronicles, 2010), and their social and political significance.


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