Abbot of Iona, was the head of Iona Abbey and the leader of the monastic community of Iona, and overlords of scores of monasteries in both Scotland and Ireland, including Durrow, Kells and, for a time, Lindisfarne. It was one of the most prestigious clerical positions in Dark Age Europe, and was visited by kings and bishops of the Picts, Franks and English. The Ionan abbots also had the status of Comarba of Colum Cille, i.e. the successors of that Saint Columba. ...more on Wikipedia about "Abbot of Iona"
Ada of Atholl was the daughter of David de Hastings and Forbhlaith. She married John de Strathbogie, a descendent of Donnchadh II, Mormaer of Fife. As a result of their Union, a new dynasty of Atholl Earls, the Strathbogies, came to be born, starting with their son David de Strathbogie. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ada of Atholl"
Adam of Angus, ruled from sometime prior 1189 as Mormaer of Angus. Almost nothing is known of him, but we are fairly certain that was the son of Gilla Brigte, the previous Momraer. He died young and was succeeded (if they did not rule jointly) by his younger brother Gilla Críst. ...more on Wikipedia about "Adam of Angus"
Saint Adomnán of Iona ( 627/ 8- 704) was abbot of Iona ( 679- 704), hagiographer, statesman and clerical lawyer; he was the author of the most important Vita of Saint Columba and promulgator of the "Law of Innocents". ...more on Wikipedia about "Adomnán of Iona"
Aed (c. 840– 878), sometimes spelt Aedh or Aodh, became King of Scots in 877 when he succeeded his brother Constantine I of Scotland. ...more on Wikipedia about "Aed of Scotland"
Mormaer Ailin I of Lennox ruled the Gaelic society of Lennox sometimes before 1178. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ailin I of Lennox"
Mormaer Ailin II of Lennox was the son of Mormaer Ailin I, and ruled Lennox from somewhere in the beginning of the 13th century until his death in 1217. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ailin II of Lennox"
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Alan FitzRoland (c.1175- 1234) was the last of the MacFergus dynasty of quasi-independent Lords of Galloway. He was also hereditary Constable of Scotland. He was the son of Roland of Galloway and Helen de Moreville. His date of birth is uncertain, but he was born in or before 1175, as he is considered an adult in 1196. ...more on Wikipedia about "Alan of Galloway"
Alexander I (Alasdair mac Maíl Choluim) (c. 1078 – April 23 1124), called "The Fierce", king of Scotland, was the fourth son of Malcolm Canmore by his wife (St) Margaret, grand-niece of Edward the Confessor. He was named in honor of Pope Alexander II. ...more on Wikipedia about "Alexander I of Scotland"
Alexander II ( August 24, 1198 – July 6, 1249), king of Scotland, son of William I, the Lion, and of Ermengarde of Beaumont, was born at Haddington, East Lothian, in 1198, and succeeded to the kingdom on the death of his father on 4 December 1214. ...more on Wikipedia about "Alexander II of Scotland"
Alexander III ( September 4, 1241 – March 19, 1286), King of Scots, also known as Alexander the Glorious, ranks as one of Scotland's greatest kings. ...more on Wikipedia about "Alexander III of Scotland"
Alpin II ( Scottish Gaelic: Elpin mac Vuroid) was king of the Picts from c. 775 until 780. The Annals of Ulster name him King of the Saxons although the name is not Germanic in origin and no list names a Saxon king by this name. ...more on Wikipedia about "Alpin II of the Picts"
Aneirin, Aneurin or Neirin mab Dwywei (ca. 525 - 600) was a Brythonic poet, believed to have been a court poet or bard in one of the Brythonic kingdoms of southern Scotland. He wrote in Old Welsh, from which the modern Welsh language is descended. His work is preserved in the 13th century manuscript known as the Book of Aneirin, the language of which has been partially modernised into Middle Welsh. ...more on Wikipedia about "Aneirin"
The Annals of Inisfallen are a chronicle of the medieval history of Ireland. There are more than 2,500 entries spanning the years between AD 433 and AD 1450, but it is believed to have been written between the 12th and 15th centuries. It was written by the monks of Inisfallen Abbey, on Innisfallen Island on Lough Leane, near Killarney. ...more on Wikipedia about "Annals of Inisfallen" Good to know www.shortopedia.com.
The Annals of the Four Masters or the Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland by the Four Masters are a chronicle of medieval Irish history. The entries span the dates between the Deluge in 2242 A.M. and AD 1616, although the earliest entries are believed to date from around AD 550. ...more on Wikipedia about "Annals of the Four Masters"
The Annals of Ulster are a chronicle of medieval Ireland. The entries span the years between AD 431 and AD 1540. The entries up to AD 1489 were compiled in the late 15th century by the scribe Ruaidhri Ó Luinín, under his patron Cathal Óg Mac Maghnusa on the island of Belle Isle on Lough Erne in the province of Ulster. Later entries (up to AD 1540) were added by others. ...more on Wikipedia about "Annals of Ulster"
Aodh of Ross, commonly known as Earl Hugh of Ross was the third successor of Ferchar mac in tSagairt, as Mormaer of Ross ( 1323- 1333). ...more on Wikipedia about "Aodh of Ross"
Baltar mac Amlaimh, also called Walter of Faslane, was the de facto Mormaer of Lennox through his wife Margaret between 1365 and 1385. ...more on Wikipedia about "Baltar mac Amlaimh"
The Battle of Dunnichen (known to the English as Nechtansmere, and to the Welsh Linn garan) was fought between the Picts and Northumbrians on May 20, 685, near Forfar, Angus. It ended in a decisive Pictish victory and severely weakened Northumbria's power in northern Britain. ...more on Wikipedia about "Battle of Dunnichen"
The Battle of the Standard took place on 22 August 1138 near Northallerton in Yorkshire. English levies of Yorkshire and the north Midlands, who arrayed themselves round a chariot carrying the consecrated banners of St Peter of York, St John of Beverley, St Wilfrid of Ripon and St Cuthbert of Durham, defeated the Scottish army under King David I. ...more on Wikipedia about "Battle of the Standard"
The Book of Kells (less widely known as The Book of Columba) is an ornately illustrated manuscript, produced by Celtic monks around AD 800. It is one of the most lavishly illuminated manuscripts to survive the mediaeval period. It contains the four gospels of the Bible in Latin, along with prefatory and explanatory matter decorated with numerous colourful illustrations and illuminations. Today it is on permanent display at the Trinity College Library in Dublin, Ireland where it is catalogued as MS 58. ...more on Wikipedia about "Book of Kells" Please visit again www.shortopedia.com Medieval_Scotland
Bridei (or Brude) son of Maelchon, was king of the Picts from 556 to 586 after the abdication of his cousin, Galam II. He was baptised a Christian by Saint Columba in about 564, according to legend, this was at the time that Columba banished a creature from Loch Ness. The legend had much resonance for the Picts and Celts of what is now Scotland, whose folklore is replete with tales in which bodies of water are associated with mystical power and supernatural creatures such as the Kelpie and Selkie. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bridei I of the Picts"
King Bridei III (or Bridei map Beli; O.Ir.: Bruide mac Bili) ( 616?- 93) was king of Fortriu and overking of the Picts between 671 and his death in 693. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bridei III of the Picts"
Bridei V ( Scottish Gaelic: Brude mac Urguist ) was king of Fortriu from 761 until 763. He was the brother of Óengus. His death is recorded by the Annals of Ulster and the Annals of Tigernach. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bridei V of the Picts"
Bridei VI ( Scottish Gaelic: Brude VI) was king of the Picts in c. 842. His reign was the last uncontested ruler of Pictavia as Cináed, King of Dál Riada, challenged all three of his successors. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bridei VI of the Picts"
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