Orkney: A Historical Guide
Birlinn, 1 ene. 2007 - 223 páginas
This is a chronological history of Orkney from prehistoric times to the present day, including maps and site plans of the district. Orkney lies only 20 miles north of mainland Scotland, yet for centuries its culture was dominated by Scandinavia.
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The Natural Background
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