By Alastair Campbell of Airds
The main in-depth and authoritative background of the extended family Campbell on hand. Commissioned by means of the extended family Campbell schooling organization in Louisiana, it's a complete background in 3 volumes with a foreward through the Duke of Argyll. totally illustrated all through with maps and genealogies and twenty pages of plates. It comprises six appendices with a whole genealogical research of the extended family and comprises an authoritative account of the Clans' tartans.
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The earlier name for the Campbells was the Clann Duibhne, a style which lasted for many years even after the later introduction of the style Clan Diarmid. As noted above, it is not clear when and why the name of Diarmid was introduced to identify the clan, but it was probably due to the enormous popularity of the tales of Diarmid and the desire by the Chiefs to establish their descent from the great figures of Irish historical mythology. The clan has thus been largely identified for over 200 years with the mythical Diarmid rather than the probably historical Duine.
When the glaciers finally retreated, humans followed them up very soon after; the remains of the shellfish and other foods they ate are still to be found in caves along the coast. The high winds and thin soil prevent the trees in Argyll from growing very large – apart from in the sheltered parks of great houses like Inveraray and Ardkinglas where, just to prove the exception to the rule, some of the highest trees in the United Kingdom flourish. But most of them cling to the hillside in a tangle of oak, alder and birch and, inland, the traces of the outliers of the ancient Caledonian Forest with scattered stands of twisted and gnarled Scots pine.
A more detailed analysis as to any historical truth they may contain is beyond the powers of this author, and it is to be doubted whether such a task is either possible or worthwhile. But a third version of the Campbell origin exists, which derives us from the Ancient Britons. It appears in various forms at greater or lesser length and detail, but certain figures are always included, notably that of Arthur, who is further identified as Arthur of the Round Table, King of the Britons. What appears to be the earliest of various known versions of this particular Campbell pedigree is titled, from the supposed date of its compilation, either ‘MS 1467’ or ‘MS 1450’.
A History of Clan Campbell by Alastair Campbell of Airds