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Chronicles of Strathearn

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1896
Language: English
Wordcount: 80,150 / 244 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 61.7
LoC Category: DA
Downloads: 734
Added to site: 2008.08.19
mnybks.net#: 21788
Genre: History
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me stock as those who occupied Devonshire in the south of England. They held extensive territories in the centre of Scotland, including the counties of Ayr, Lanark, Renfrew, south of the Firths of Forth and Clyde, and, north of these estuaries, the counties of Dumbarton and Stirling and the districts of Menteith, Stratherne, and Forthreve, or the western half of the peninsula of Fife. They were the "novae gentes," or new nations, whose territories Agricola ravaged as far as the "Tavaus," or Tay, in his third campaign. They were somewhat civilised, having towns, of which we know the names of six--three lying south of and three north of the Firths. The chief of the southern towns was Coria--Carstairs, near Lanark, on the Clyde. North of the Forth there were Alauna, where the Allan joins the Forth; Lindum--that is Ardoch, at our own doors; and Victoria, in Fife, situated on a small lake. The lake has disappeared, but the name Lochore remains, and is otherwise famous than as a town of the Damnonii. The natural di

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