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The House of Alpin is a dynasty of Scottish kings that ruled Scotland from 843 to 1058. Its name derives from Alpin of Kyntire, king of Dalriada, the first ruler to unify Scotland, shortly before his death. His descendants would be Alpin kings of Scotland. 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... ... Events Treaty of Verdun divides the Carolingian empire between the 3 sons of Louis the Pious. ... Events March 17 - King Lulach I of Scotland is killed in battle against his cousin and rival Malcolm Canmore, who later becomes King of Scotland as Malcolm III of Scotland. ... Alpin II of Dalriada, also known as Alpin mac Eochaid was the father of Kenneth I of Scotland and Donald I of Scotland who united the Kingdom of the Scots and the Picts. ... This is the list of the kings of Dalriada, in chronological order, with their approximate reigns: Fergus I of Dalriada 500-501 Domangart I of Dalriada 501-507 Comgall of Dalriada 507-538 Comgall of Dalriada 507-538 Gabhran of Dalriada 538-558 Conall I of Dalriada 558-574 Aedan...


The history of the House of Alpin in punctuated by endemic civil war and unrest, as well as conflicts with the neighbouring Picts and England. Of the 19 kings of the House, only the first two died natural deaths in control of the kingdom. The rest were deposed and, the great majority killed, either in battles or assassinated during coups. A possible explanation for the violence observed in this period is the tanistry rule of succession. With this law, the king was elected from the pool of nobles of the royal family, instead of the automatic inheritance of the eldest son. The system ultimately resulted in continuous conspiracy and intrigue for power. William Shakespeare's play Macbeth was loosely inspired in this period characterized by unrest, particularly in the rule of Macbeth I of Scotland. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: England Travel guide to England from Wikitravel English language English law English (people) List of monarchs of England – Kings of England family tree List of English people Angeln (region in northern Germany, presumably the origin of the Angles for whom England is named) UK... Tanistry (Irish/Gaeilge Tàinste;Scottish Gaelic: Tànaisteachd) was the office of heir-apparent, or second-in-command, among the royal dynastys of Ireland and her offshoot nations. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Macbeth is also a Scottish clan. ... Macbeth (Gaelic for Son of Life) c. ...


The following dynasty of Scottish kings was the House of Dunkeld, which started with Malcolm III of Scotland, a son of Duncan I. The House of Dunkeld or Canmore was a dynasty of Scottish kings that ruled Scotland from 1058 to 1290. ... King Malcolm III of Scotland (Máel Coluim mac Donnchada), (1031 – November 13, 1093) also known as Ceann Mór (Anglicized as Canmore) meaning Big Head in the then Scottish language. ...


Kings of the House of Alpin


Kenneth I the Hardy (c. ... Events Treaty of Verdun divides the Carolingian empire between the 3 sons of Louis the Pious. ... Events Patriarch Ignatius is imprisoned and (December 25) deposed to be succeeded by patriarch Photius I. Louis the German invades West Francia, hoping to secure Aquitaine from his brother Charles the Bald, but fails. ... Donald I (Domnall mac Ailpín) (c. ... Events Patriarch Ignatius is imprisoned and (December 25) deposed to be succeeded by patriarch Photius I. Louis the German invades West Francia, hoping to secure Aquitaine from his brother Charles the Bald, but fails. ... Events Rurik gained control of Novgorod. ... Constantine I (Causantín mac Cináeda) (836-877), son of King Kenneth I of Scotland, became King of Scots and King of the Picts in 863 when he succeeded his uncle Donald I of Scotland. ... Events Rurik gained control of Novgorod. ... Events The Danes take Exeter Indravarman II succeeds Jayavarman III as ruler of the Khmer Empire. ... 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. ... Events The Danes take Exeter Indravarman II succeeds Jayavarman III as ruler of the Khmer Empire. ... Events The Danes force king Alfred the Great of Wessex to retreat to a fort in Athelney, Somerset. ... Eochaid of Scotland, also called Eochu or Eochaidh, was king of Scotland from 878 to 889. ... Giric of Scotland was king of Scotland from 878 to 889. ... 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. ... Donald II of Scotland (Domnall mac Causantín) was king of Scotland from 889 to 900. ... Events End of Strathclyde as a fully independent kingdom. ... Events Persian scientist, Rhazes, distinguished smallpox from measles in the course of his writings. ... Constantine II (874?–952) was king of Scotland from 900 to 942 or 943. ... Events Persian scientist, Rhazes, distinguished smallpox from measles in the course of his writings. ... Events King Constantin II of Scotland retires and becomes a monk, succeeded by his cousin Malcolm I of Scotland Births Deaths Harald I of Norway Categories: 943 ... Malcolm I (Máel Coluim mac Domnaill), the son of Donald II of Scotland, became the King of Scotland in 942 or 943 after his cousin King Constantine II of Scotland abdicated and became a monk. ... Events King Constantin II of Scotland retires and becomes a monk, succeeded by his cousin Malcolm I of Scotland Births Deaths Harald I of Norway Categories: 943 ... Events King Malcolm I of Scotland is killed in battle against Highlanders. ... Indulf was king of Scotland from 954 to 962. ... Events King Malcolm I of Scotland is killed in battle against Highlanders. ... Events February 2 - Pope John XII crowns Otto I the Great Holy Roman Emperor. ... King Duff (Dub mac Maíl Coluim), was king of Scotland from 962 to 967. ... Events February 2 - Pope John XII crowns Otto I the Great Holy Roman Emperor. ... Events April 14 or April 30 - Mieszko I, first duke of Poland, baptised a Christian Births Fujiwara no Michinaga, Japanese regent Deaths King Dubh I of Scotland Categories: 966 ... Culen of Scotland (Cuilén mac Induilb) (also called Cuilean, Colin and Culen the Whelp, a tautology since cuilean means whelp) was king of Scotland from 967 to 971. ... Events April 14 or April 30 - Mieszko I, first duke of Poland, baptised a Christian Births Fujiwara no Michinaga, Japanese regent Deaths King Dubh I of Scotland Categories: 966 ... Events Births Deaths Culen of Scotland Categories: 971 ... Kenneth II (Cináed mac Maíl Coluim), son of Malcolm I, king of Scotland, succeeded Culen, son of Indulf, who had been slain by the Britons of Strathclyde in 971 in Lothian. ... Events Births Deaths Culen of Scotland Categories: 971 ... Events (Erik Segersäll) is succeeded by (Olof Skötkonung), the first baptized ruler of Sweden. ... Constantine III (Causantín mac Cuilén) was king of Scotland from 995 to 997. ... Events (Erik Segersäll) is succeeded by (Olof Skötkonung), the first baptized ruler of Sweden. ... Events City of Gdansk is founded Saint Adalbert of Prague is sent to Prussia by Boleslaus I of Poland Samuil of Bulgaria crowned Tsar by Pope Gregory V The town of Trondheim is founded. ... Kenneth III (Cináed mac Duib) was King of Scotland from 997 to 1005. ... Events City of Gdansk is founded Saint Adalbert of Prague is sent to Prussia by Boleslaus I of Poland Samuil of Bulgaria crowned Tsar by Pope Gregory V The town of Trondheim is founded. ... Events Malcolm II succeeds Kenneth III as king of Scotland. ... Malcolm II of Scotland (Máel Coluim mac Cináeda) (c. ... Events Malcolm II succeeds Kenneth III as king of Scotland. ... Events April 11 - Empress Zoe of Byzantium marries her chamberlain and elevates him to the throne of the Eastern Roman Empire as Michael IV. Franche-Comté becomes subject to the Holy Roman Empire. ... Duncan I (Donnchad mac Crínáin) (1001 - August 15, 1040) was a son of Crinan the Thane de Mormaer, lay abbot of Dunkeld, and Princess Bethoc of Scotland. ... Events April 11 - Empress Zoe of Byzantium marries her chamberlain and elevates him to the throne of the Eastern Roman Empire as Michael IV. Franche-Comté becomes subject to the Holy Roman Empire. ... Events March War of Independence of Western Xia occurred. ... Mac Bethad mac Findláich, known in English as Macbeth c. ... Events March War of Independence of Western Xia occurred. ... Events King Macbeth I of Scotland is killed in battle against Malcolm Canmore. ... Lulach (Lulach mac Gilla Comgain) (c. ... Events King Macbeth I of Scotland is killed in battle against Malcolm Canmore. ... Events March 17 - King Lulach I of Scotland is killed in battle against his cousin and rival Malcolm Canmore, who later becomes King of Scotland as Malcolm III of Scotland. ...

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History of Scotland - Scottish monarchs family tree

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