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Encyclopedia > Eochaid of Scotland

Eochaid of Scotland, also called Eochu or Eochaidh, was king of Scotland from 878 to 889. He ruled jointly with Giric. He was the nephew of the previous king Aedh and first cousin of his successor Donald II. His father was Run, King of Strathclyde. Royal motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (Latin: No one provokes me with impunity) (Scots: Wha daur meddle wi me) Scotlands location within the UK Languages with Official Status1 English Gaelic Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... Events The Danes force king Alfred the Great of Wessex to retreat to a fort in Athelney, Somerset. ... Events End of Strathclyde as a fully independent kingdom. ... Giric of Scotland was king of Scotland from 878 to 889. ... Aedh ( 840–878), sometimes spelt Aed or Aodh, became king of Scotland in 877 when he succeeded his brother Constantine I. He was killed shortly after taking the throne by Giric, also known as Gregory the Great, who had conspired with Aeds nephew, Eochaid. ... A cousin chart identifies the correct name for the relationship between two people with a common ancestor. ... Donald II of Scotland (Domnall mac Causantín) was king of Scotland from 889 to 900. ... Strathclyde (Srath Chluaidh in Gaelic) was one of the regional council areas of Scotland from 1974 to 1996. ...


Eochaid was not eligible to take the throne of Scotland using the normal tanistry system, because he was descended from the daughter of the royal line. In order to become king, he joined forces with his first cousin once removed Giric to take the throne by force from his uncle, Aedh. However, once he had the throne, he found that he was stuck in a joint rulership over Scotland with Giric, and there is evidence to suggest that it was not a good relationship. The Throne of Canada Thrones for The Queen of Canada, and the Duke of Edinburgh and the Governor General, in the Canadian Senate, Ottawa. ... Tanistry ((Scottish Gaelic: Tànaisteachd) was a custom among various Celtic tribes, by which the king or chief of the clan was chosen from among the heads of the septs, or alternatively among all males of the clan in question, and elected by them in full assembly. ... A cousin chart identifies the correct name for the relationship between two people with a common ancestor. ... Giric of Scotland was king of Scotland from 878 to 889. ...


It has been suggested that Eochaid employed the services of his first cousin Donald, with whom he thought he was on better terms, to remove Giric from the throne. However, as soon as Donald did take the throne, in 889, he forced Eochaid into exile. It is not known when, or indeed where, Eochaid died. Events End of Strathclyde as a fully independent kingdom. ... Exile is a form of punishment. ...


From the little information known, it is clear that Eochaid was the first who gave freedom to the Scottish Church, which had been in bondage due to rules and regulations of the Picts. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...



Preceded by:
Aedh
King of Scots
with Giric
878–889
Succeeded by:
Donald II


Aedh ( 840–878), sometimes spelt Aed or Aodh, became king of Scotland in 877 when he succeeded his brother Constantine I. He was killed shortly after taking the throne by Giric, also known as Gregory the Great, who had conspired with Aeds nephew, Eochaid. ... This is a list of British monarchs, that is, the monarchs on the thrones of some of the various kingdoms that have existed on, or incorporated, the island of Great Britain, namely: England (united with Wales from 1536) up to 1707; Scotland up to 1707; The Kingdom of Great Britain... Giric of Scotland was king of Scotland from 878 to 889. ... Donald II of Scotland (Domnall mac Causantín) was king of Scotland from 889 to 900. ...


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Eochaid of Scotland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (239 words)
Eochaid of Scotland, also called Eochu or Eochaidh, was king of Scotland from 878 to 889.
Eochaid was not eligible to take the throne of Scotland using the normal tanistry system, because he was descended from the daughter of the royal line.
From the little information known, it is clear that Eochaid was the first who gave freedom to the Scottish Church, which had been in bondage due to rules and regulations of the Picts.
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