National Trust Photo Library/Art Resource, NY)The Celtic queen Boudicca shown on a 19th-century engraving Though her moment in time was short, Boudicca is a towering figure of British history. As the leader of a large popular uprising in A.D. 60, she has been lauded for her defense of Britain from excessive taxation, property loss, and enslavement under the Roman Empire. And the ancient Roman historian Cassius Dio’s description of the Celtic queen has captured imaginations for millennia:
Grace O'Malley was a 16th century Irish warrior who led a horde of broadsword-swinging Vikings, Celts, and Scottish Highlanders in naval operations that dominated the coast of Ireland for decades. Known to her contemporaries as "The Pirate Queen of Connaught,"
This is a treasure trove of migration patterns for Irish and Scots. You have to look past the fact they call Scots, Scotch...which is a drink. There was a time when this was an acceptable term. This is an excellent resource. Enjoy and learn.