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Battle of Dun Nechtain

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Battle of Dun Nechtain

  • Nechtansmere/Dunnichen*

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  • 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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