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  • Dál Riata

    By 6th century, four major circles of influence had emerged in northern Britain. In the east were the Picts, whose federation of kingdoms stretched from the river Forth to Shetland. In the west were the Irish-Gaelic speaking Dál Riata with their royal …

  • Kingdom of Fortriu

    By 6th century, four major circles of influence had emerged in northern Britain. In the east were the Picts, whose federation of kingdoms stretched from the river Forth to Shetland. In the west were the Irish-Gaelic speaking Dál Riata with their royal …

  • 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 …

  • 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? …

  • Kingdom of Scotland

    At the close of the ninth century various polities occupied Scotland. A unification of Pictish [[Kingdom of Fortriu | Fortriu]] and Gaelic [[Dál Riata | Dál Riata]] by [[Kenneth MacAlpin | Kenneth MacAlpin]] created the Kingdom of Alba sometimes called …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

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