The northern tribes of Caledonia

Gaelic, Norse, Brittonic? A look into the history and origins of place names around our area

Caledonia, historical area of north Britain beyond Roman control, was the land of the Caledonian tribes (which means ‘possessing hard feet’ according to Zimmer). Ptolemy of Alexandria mapped Caledonia in 120 AD, based on data gathered by the Roman Navy, who circunnavigated Britain in 85AD. The Romans found shelter in Loxa Fluvia in the mouth of. . .

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