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  • Halfdan Ragnarsson

    Halfdan Ragnarsson, or Halfdene to the Anglo-Saxons, was a Viking chief and one of the sons of Ragnar Lodbrok. Halfdan pillaged with his brothers [[Ivar the Boneless | Ivar Ragnarsson]] and [[Ubbe Ragnarsson | Ubbe Ragnarsson]], and later became a leader …

  • 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 …

  • Son of Auisle

    An unknown son of Auisle ascended to the throne of Dublin in 881 after the death of Barid son of Imar. He was assassinated in 883 and was replaced by another son of Imar - Sichfrith Ivarsson.

  • Gofraid of Laithlind

    Gofraid, King of [[Laithlind | Laithlind]] was a key figure in the emergence of Norse influence in Scotland and the likely progenitor of the early Kings of the Isles and of the Uí Ímair that dominated the Irish Sea and environs in the early Medieval …

  • Ubbe Ragnarsson

    Ubbe, Ubba or Hubba Ragnarsson was a Norse leader and one of the sons of [[Ragnar Lodbrok | Ragnar Lodbrok]]. Along with his brothers [[Halfdan Ragnarsson | Halfdan]] and [[Ivar the Boneless | Ivar the Boneless]], he led the Great Heathen Army that landed …

  • Alfred the Great

    Alfred the Great (849 – 26 October 899) was King of [[Kingdom of Wessex | Wessex]] from 871 to 899. Alfred successfully defended his kingdom against the Viking attempt at conquest, and by the time of his death had become the dominant ruler in England. He …

  • Flann Sinna

    Flann Sinna (English: Flann of the Shannon) (847 or 848 – 25 May 916) was the son of [[Máel Sechnaill mac Máele Ruanaid | Máel Sechnaill]] of Clann Cholmáin, a branch of the southern Uí Néill. He was King of Mide from 877 onwards and is counted as a [[Ard …

  • Constantine II of Scotland

    If [[Kenneth MacAlpin | Kenneth McAlpin]] was the first king of the Scots, it was his grandson, Constantine II who truly made Scotland 'happen'. !(media-item-align-left)//db4sgowjqfwig.cloudfront.net/assets/302505/Constantine_II_of_Scotland.jpg? …

  • Ottir the Black

    Earl Ottir (Old Norse: Óttar jarl; died 918), also known as Ottir the Black (Old Irish: Ottir Dub), was a jarl who occupied a prominent position among the Norse of Britain and Ireland. He is believed to be the founder and king of the settlement, Loch dá …

  • Reeve

    Originally in Anglo-Saxon England the reeve was a senior official with local responsibilities under the Crown e.g. as the chief magistrate of a town or district. The reeve was generally ranked lower than the Ealdorman or Earl. Subsequently, after the …

  • Yahya ibn-Hakam

    !(media-item-align-left){width:190px;height:290px;}//db4sgowjqfwig.cloudfront.net/assets/307012/487px-Jabir_ibn_Hayyan.jpg?1394968882(487px-Jabir_ibn_Hayyan.jpg)!Yahya ibn-Hakam el Bekri al Djayani was a strange figure from far away lands who accompanied …

  • Fintan mac Bóchra

    !(media-item-align-left){width:185px;height:350px;}//db4sgowjqfwig.cloudfront.net/assets/308318/Gaudenzi-Fintan.JPG?1395212730(Gaudenzi-Fintan.JPG)!Fintan mac Bóchra, known as "the Wise", was a seer, wizard and lyre player who accompanied Noah's …

  • Ivar Godredsson

    Ivar Godredsson is the hersir for German parish, mikill hersir for Glenfaba sheading, and the Lagman for the North of Man. He is the younger brother of [[Ragnvld Godredsson | King Ragnold]], and is very close to his older brother. He is also the father of …

  • Somerled Lord of Argyll

    Somerled (died 1164) was a warlord from a Norse-Gaelic family of some substance. Through marital alliance and military conquest, he rose in prominence and seized control of the Kingdom of the Isles. Somerled first appears in 1153, when he supported the …

  • John de Courcy

    John de Courcy was an Anglo-Norman knight from Somerset. He first came to Ireland around the year 1171 as part of the Norman invading forces, brought in as mercenaries by _Diarmaid Mac Murchadha_, the ousted king of [[Kingdom of Leinster | Leinster]], to …

  • Lochlann of Galloway

    *Lochlann*, also known by his French name Roland, was the son and successor of _Uchtred_, Lord of Galloway as the "Lord" or "sub-king" of Eastern Galloway. After the death of his uncle _Gille Brigte_ in 1185, Lochlann went about to seize his lands in …

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