Have you heard of the kingdom of the Isles? Chances are, you haven’t. This little-known medieval empire, which consisted of the Isle of Man, the Hebrides, and the islands of the Firth of Clyde and lasted 200 years, was located on a small island in the Irish Sea.
The origins of the empire go as far back as the 840 A.D., and historians say that it was the successor kingdom in western Scotland to Dalriada. Let’s find out more about this forgotten empire.