Who Was the One to Kill MacBeth?
Most people do not like to think that the tenth century is remembered for the execution of Solf. The fact that there were several conflicts in the East hardly makes for such a terrible event. Besides, the country did not see much activity from this point on. Much of the territory that had been held by the kings of the Pictish kingdom of Scots and that which still exists today, even though it is less known, experienced a period of unparalleled violence.
It is no secret that most of the ancient kings of the Picts went on to rule over parts of southern France and the Low Countries in the Middle Ages. The Mongols conquered many of the territories that the old Celts occupied in that area before the Normans arrived and established their hold on the region, putting up a strong resistance. The Vikings also implemented a form of taxation on the local population, eventually driving them off. The impact of the Norman invasion in the 9th and 10th centuries is not only recorded in the records but can be felt in the numerous religious inscriptions found in the site.
As a result, the fighting that followed the death of the King of the Britons in Beaumont in the 1160s caused considerable damage to the English Church and monasteries throughout the whole of the continent. The evidence for these and other ongoing battles is not just across the board. Some of the sites, for example, the Cloister at Bangor in Oxfordshire, have long weapons emplacements where the Great Calum inquiry is thought to have been used by the Norse to target the Anglo- Saxons as far back as the 7th or 8th Century.