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?

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

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