I really do not see why anyone would hesitate in using capitals for
Pictish, Viking etc. anymore than they would for Roman, British, Celtic
and so forth.
I believe the answer to the original question has already been given -
that it depends on whether the word in question is regarded as a proper
noun or an adjective. Note that in Bronze Age, Iron Age etc both words
carry a capital letter. Therefore whilst medieval does not merit a
capital letter, the period 'Middle Ages' does.
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Sent: 09 January 2004 16:09
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Subject: Re: Capital 'M'
I'm only uncertain that I'm consistent. I would always use capitals for
Pictish but maybe not always for Viking. I now wonder if there are other
>or which I don't use capital letters, as for venetian blinds.
I don't think I'm really going to lose sleep over it, but it's
enough to mull over while doing the filing.