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Caledonians Collection

The Caledonians, a fascinating group of people in ancient history, have left an indelible mark on the annals of time

Background imageCaledonians Collection: Ancient Briton with spear and shield, naked Caledonians with woad tattoos

Ancient Briton with spear and shield, naked Caledonians with woad tattoos, and Queen Boudica with wooden chariot
FLO4623100 Ancient Briton with spear and shield, naked Caledonians with woad tattoos, and Queen Boudica with wooden chariot

Background imageCaledonians Collection: Britons, tattooed Caledonians and Queen Boudica

Britons, tattooed Caledonians and Queen Boudica
Ancient Briton with spear and shield, naked Caledonians with woad tattoos, and Queen Boudica with wooden chariot. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Verico from Giulio Ferrarios Costumes Ancient

Background imageCaledonians Collection: W Hay

W Hay

Background imageCaledonians Collection: W J Foreman

W J Foreman

Background imageCaledonians Collection: Fred A Sargent

Fred A Sargent

Background imageCaledonians Collection: Gordon Mcilwham

Gordon Mcilwham Scotland & Glasgow Caledonians England V Scotland Twickenham, London 03 March 2001 Date: 03 March 2001

Background imageCaledonians Collection: Alan Bulloch

Alan Bulloch Scotland & Glasgow Caledonians England V Scotland Twickenham, London 03 March 2001 Date: 03 March 2001

Background imageCaledonians Collection: Comic Early English History: Roman Emperor Severus and Saxon Carausius (colour litho)

Comic Early English History: Roman Emperor Severus and Saxon Carausius (colour litho)
5999169 Comic Early English History: Roman Emperor Severus and Saxon Carausius (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageCaledonians Collection: Celtic people at the time of Julius Caesar, illustration from

Celtic people at the time of Julius Caesar, illustration from
CHT199618 Celtic people at the time of Julius Caesar, illustration from Le Costume Ancien ou Moderne, by Jules Ferrario, published in Milan around 1820 (colour engraving) by Bramatti

Background imageCaledonians Collection: Caledonians (engraving)

Caledonians (engraving)
962188 Caledonians (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Caledonians. Illustration for The World Its Cities and Peoples by Robert Brown (Cassell, c 1885)

Background imageCaledonians Collection: Illustration for The Costume of the Original Inhabitants of the British Islands (coloured engraving)

Illustration for The Costume of the Original Inhabitants of the British Islands (coloured engraving)
821949 Illustration for The Costume of the Original Inhabitants of the British Islands (coloured engraving) by English School


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The Caledonians, a fascinating group of people in ancient history, have left an indelible mark on the annals of time. Led by influential figures such as W Hay, W J Foreman, and Fred A Sargent, they were known for their fierce spirit and unwavering determination. Among the Britons, the tattooed Caledonians stood out with their unique body art that symbolized their bravery and identity. Queen Boudica herself was rumored to have been inspired by these fearless warriors in her quest against Roman oppression. W J Foreman and Fred A Sargent meticulously studied the culture and traditions of the Caledonians, shedding light on their way of life. Their research has provided invaluable insights into this enigmatic civilization. Gordon Mcilwham and Alan Bulloch are modern-day enthusiasts who continue to explore the rich heritage of the Caledonians. Through their work, they strive to keep alive the memory of this extraordinary Celtic people who once roamed these lands during Julius Caesar's era. Intriguing illustrations like "Comic Early English History: Roman Emperor Severus and Saxon Carausius" depict significant events involving both Romans and Saxons interacting with the Caledonian tribes. These colorful lithographs bring to life historical moments that shaped our understanding of this ancient society. An engraving titled "Caledonians" captures a snapshot from centuries ago when these proud warriors fought valiantly for their freedom against all odds. The image serves as a reminder of their resilience in defending what was rightfully theirs. "The Costume of the Original Inhabitants of British Islands, " another beautifully colored engraving illustration showcases how intricately detailed clothing played an essential role in defining individuality within Caledonian society. It offers us a glimpse into their distinctive fashion sense while highlighting cultural diversity among different regions. The legacy left behind by these remarkable individuals continues to captivate historians and archaeologists alike.