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  • Håkon IV Håkonsson (1204 - 1263)
    (complete English text at bottom) ---------------- King Håkon IV of Norway lived from 1204 to 16 December 1263. He is also referred to as Haakon or Haco, or Håkon the Old. Born into a...
  • Alexander Stewart, 4th High Steward of Scotland (1214 - 1283)
    Alexander Stewart (1214 – 1283) was 4th hereditary High Steward of Scotland from his father's death in 1246. He was also known as Alexander of Dundonald. From Wikipedia A son of Walter Stewa...

Battle of Largs

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Date:

2 October 1263

Location:

Largs, North Ayrshire, Scotland

Result

Inconclusive

Belligerents

Kingdom of Scotland

  • Strength
  • Commanders and leaders
  • Casualties and losses

Minimal

  • Captives

Kingdom of Norway

  • Strength
  • Commanders and leaders

.* King Haakon IV of Norway (Haakon Haakonsson/Håkon IV Håkonsson)

  • Casualties and losses

Minimal

  • Captives

Causes

Hakon Hakonarson, King of Norway attempted to reassert Norwegian sovereignty over the western seaboard of Scotland.

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References, Sources and Further Reading

  • Scotland - The History of a Nation by Magnus Magnusson