See also:king of Scotland (
See also:kingdom of Scone), was the son of the Alpin, called king of the Scots, who had been slain by the Picts in 832 or 834, whilst endeavouring to assert his claim to the Pictish
See also:throne . On the
See also:death of his
See also:Kenneth is said to have succeeded him in the kingdom of the Scots . The region of his
See also:rule is
See also:matter of conjecture, though Galloway seems the most probable
See also:suggestion, in which case he probably led a piratic
See also:host against the Picts . On the father's side he was descended from the Conall Gabhrain of the old Dalriadic Scottish kingdom, and the claims of father and son to The Pictish throne were probably through
See also:female descent . Their chief support seems to have been found in Fife . In the seventh
See also:year of his reign (839 or 841) he took
See also:advantage of the effects of a Danish invasion of the Pictish kingdom to attack the remaining Picts, whom he finally subdued in 844 or 846 . In 846 or 848 he transported the
See also:relics of St
See also:Columba to a
See also:church which he had constructed at Scone . He is said also to have carried out six invasions of Northumbria, in the course of which he burnt
See also:Dunbar and took
See also:Melrose . According to the Scalacronica of
See also:Gray he drove the Angles and Britons over the
See also:Tweed, reduced the
See also:land as far as that
See also:river, and first called his kingdom Scotland . In his reign there appears to have been a serious invasion by Danish pirates, in which
See also:Cluny and
See also:Dunkeld were burnt . He died in 86o or 862, after a reign of twenty-eight years, at
See also:Forteviot and was buried at
See also:Iona .
See also:dates are due to a contest of authorities . Twenty-eight years is the accepted length of his reign, and according to the
See also:chronicle of
See also:Henry. of Huntingdon it began in 832 . The Pictish Chronicle, however, gives Tuesday, the 13th of
See also:February as the
See also:day, and this suits 862 only, in which case his reign would begin in 834 .
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