The Old North

A selection of writings on Yr Hen Ogledd ‘The Old North’. This name refers to northern Britain and southern Scotland from the post-Roman period until the Brythonic kingdoms fell to Anglo-Saxon rule. My research began by centring on the northern stories of Gwyn ap Nudd and has since led me to exploring the wider histories of the Old North. As somebody based in Penwortham, a persistent question which continues to perplex me is why is there a black hole in Lancashire’s Dark Age past?

Din Eidyn and Drunken Catraeth
Dogs of Carlisle
Maelawr Gawr and Gwerthmwl Wledig: Pen Dinas in Retrospect
Glasgow Cathedral and the stories of Kentigern, Teneu and Lailoken
Dumbarton Rock
Hoddom and Brydekirk: The Fire of the Gods Endures
The Last Witch of Pennant Gofid
Teyrnllwg: A Bright Kingdom Slips Away Like Dust
Coille Coire Cuilc: Seeking Annwn in Caledon
Nith’s Estuary
Forgotten Arfderydd and the Hearsay of Corvids
The Old North from Peneverdant

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