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  • Kenneth MacAlpin

    Cináed mac Ailpín, commonly Anglicised as Kenneth MacAlpin and known as Kenneth I and Kenneth the Conqueror (810 – 13 February 858), was king of the Picts and, according to national myth, first king of the Scots. Kenneth was the founder of the Alpin …

  • Oistin Olafsson

    Oistin son of Amlaib (Eystein Olafsson) was King of Dublin 873-875. Oistin's father was the famous [[Amlaíb Conung | Amlaib Conung]]. Oistin was leading raids in Ireland before he became king when his father died at the Battle of Dollar in Scotland. In …

  • Barid Ivarsson

    Barid Ivarsson was the son of the famous [[Ivar the Boneless | Ivar son of Goffrid]]. He became king of Dublin when his ally, Áed Findliath High King of Ireland, expelled [[Halfdan Ragnarsson | Halfdane Ragnarsson]] from throne of Dublin in 877. Barid was …

  • Sichfrith Ivarsson

    Sichfrith was a son of [[Ivar the Boneless | Ivar the Boneless]] and a memeber of the Ui Imair dynasty. He was King of Dublin from 883 to 888. During his reign the Ui Imair lost their territories in northern Scotland and the southern Hebrides to [[Harald …

  • Ragnall Ui Imair

    Ragnall (Old Norse: Rögnvaldr; Old Irish: Ragnall ua Ímair;died c. 920) was a Norse overlord of northern Britain, including Northumbria, the entire Irish Sea region including the Isle of Man, south to Waterford and briefly much of the Irish province of …

  • Sitric Cáech

    Sitric Cáech (Sigtryggr in Norse) (died 927) was a Norse King of Dublin who later reigned as King of York. His epithet 'caoch' means 'One-eyed'. He was one of the returning grandsons of [[Ivar the Boneless | Ímar]]. The Annals of Ulster record the …

  • Gofraid ua Ímair

    Gofraid ua Ímair, (Old Norse: Guðrøðr) (d. 934) was a Norse-Gael king of Dublin and, for a short time, king of Northumbria. _"A most cruel king of the Norsemen"_, Gofraid was one of the grandsons of [[Ivar the Boneless | Ímar]], the dynasty is known as …

  • Ivar of Waterford

    Ivar of Waterford (Irish: Ímar, Old Norse: Ívar) (died 997) was the Norse king of Waterford from at least 969 until his death in the year 997, and also reigned as King of Dublin from 989 to 995. Ivar's parentage is a little uncertain, but his claim to …

  • Edward the Elder

    Edward the Elder (c. 874–17 July 924) was an English king. He became king in 899 upon the death of his father, [[Alfred the Great | Alfred the Great]]. His court was at Winchester, previously the capital of Wessex. He captured the eastern Midlands and …

  • Æthelstan King of England

    Æthelstan or Athelstan (c. 893/895 – 27 October 939) was King of the Anglo-Saxons from 924 to 927 and King of the English from 927 to 939. He was the son of King [[Edward the Elder | Edward the Elder]] and his wife Ecgwynn. He is regarded as the first …

  • Godred Olafsson

    _*Godred Olafsson*_, also known as Godred II, was a King of Mann and the Isles. He was a grandson of the famous [[Godred Crovan | Godred Crovan]] (d. 1095). As a youngster, Godred was sent to Norway to stay with [[The Norwegian Civil War | _Inge …

  • William I of Scotland

    William I (aka William the Lion and William the Rough) reigned as King of the Scots from 1165 to 1214. He became King following the death of his brother _Malcolm IV_. William was powerfully built, redheaded, and headstrong. He was an effective monarch …

  • Henry II

    Henry II (5 March 1133 – 6 July 1189), also known as _Henry Curtmantle_, _Henry FitzEmpress_ or _Henry[[File:434563 | class=media-item-align-right | Henry_II_of_England_cropped.jpg]] Plantagenet_, ruled as Count of Anjou, Count of Maine, Duke of Normandy …

  • Richard the Lionheart

    [[File:434629 | class=media-item-align-right | Richard_coeur_de_lion.jpg]]Richard I (8 September 1157 – 6 April 1199) was King of England from 6 July 1189 until his death. He also ruled as Duke of Normandy (as Richard IV), Duke of Aquitaine, Duke of …

  • John Lackland

    [[File:434665 | class=media-item-align-right | 250x370px | John_of_England__John_Lackland_.jpg]]John was born to [[Henry II | Henry II of England]] and Eleanor of Aquitaine on December 1166. He was the youngest of Henry's children and was not expected …

  • Godred the Brown Ragnoldsson

    Godred Ragnoldsson, known as Godred Dunn (“the Brown”), the Dragon of the Isles, or Prince Gofraid, is the heir to the throne of Man, and he is as warlike as his father was in his youth. He is married to Helga MacNeacail, a noblewoman from Lewis where he …

  • Rhodri ab Owain Gwynedd

    Rhodri ab Owain Gwynedd (c. 1135 – 1195) was prince of part of [[Kingdom of Gwynedd | Gwynedd]], one of the kingdoms of medieval Wales. He ruled from 1175 to 1195. Rhodri's father, Owen I, died in 1170 and fighting broke out among his nineteen sons over …

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