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Battle of Strathcarron

elsewhere Strathearn

Constantine's forces defeated the Vikings. Constantine, King of the Scots, was defeated at Scone in 904. He fought back and won a significant victory in the Battle of Strathearn. The Vikings were virtually annihilated and their leader King Ivarr ll was killed in the battle.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/history/articles/constantine_ii/

"In 902 AD, the Vikings, under Ivar the Younger of Dublin, (? Ímar (Ivar)?) returned to seize Dunkeld, where St Columba's relics were kept, and the rich farmlands around the River Tay. Constantine caught up with Ivar at Strathcarron in 904 AD, and, in a bitter struggle, Ivar and his Viking army were massacred."

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Date:

904/5

Location:

Strathearn, Perthshire

Result

Scotland

Belligerents

Scotland

  • Strength
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  • Casualties and losses
  • Captives

The Vikings

  • Strength
  • Commanders and leaders
  • Casualties and losses
  • Captives

Causes

"Scotland as a nation arrived on the scene when Kenneth macAlpin emerged as King of Scots when his Dalriata (modern Argyll ) joined with the Pictish kingdom of Fortren in what is now modern Strathearn. It was not a peacefully worked unification as macAlpin had defeated the Picts under Drust near Scone. There was, as well, a threat from over the water in Scandinavia. Attracted by the wealth of the increasingly important religious centre of Dunkeld, the Vikings based in Dublin in Ireland launched an attack on the Picts and Scots in 839 at Forteviot near Perth. It was the first of many Viking victories and after a succession of raids succeeded in capturing Dunkeld. Constantine, King of the Scots, retaliated and although defeated at Scone in 904 fought back and won a significant victory in the Battle of Strathearn the following year. Here the Vikings were virtually annihilated and their leader King Ivarr ll was killed in the battle." from http://perthshirecrieffstrathearnlocalhistor.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/strathearn-and-perthshires-role-in-wars.html''

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