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Battle of Dun Nechtain

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  • Bruide . mac Beli, Rí na h'Alt Clut (c.670 - 693)
    Bruithina MacBrude was the daughter of Brude MacBeli, King of the Picts b. c. 680. He defeated Ecgfrith, King of Northumbria, at Nechtansmere, located on low ground known today as Dunnichen Moss, situa...
  • Ecgfrið, King of Northumbria (645 - c.685)
    Son of Oswy an Anglo-Saxon King of Northumbria, he succeeded as King when his father died. Ecgfrith gave land at the mouth of the River Wear (what we now call Monkwearmouth in Sunderland) in 674 an...

Battle of Dun Nechtain

  • Nechtansmere/Dunnichen*
  • Date 20 May 685
  • Location Unknown - traditionally near Dunnichen, Angus; alternatively, near Dunachton, Badenoch.
  • Belligerents
  • Picts
  • Northumbrians
  • Causes
  • Result Major victory for Brude, King of the Picts

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Northumbrians

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