Categories: House of Alpin.
||Aedh (MacAlpin) of Scotland is a member of House of Alpin.|
Join: Scottish Clans Project
|King of the Picts
877 - 878
Aedh. Aed. Aodh. Heth. The Wing-footed. Assassinated. More or less. The first of Alpin's line so abused. Not the last.
Winters had been milder. Crops prospered. The Plague had faded for a time. Scotland had some relief from the Norsemen. It wasn't entirely unmolested, but many of the Viking bands deployed southward. In England, King Edward, the magnificent son of Alfred the Great, in alliance with his brother-in-law, Ethelred of Mercia, pounded the Norsemen in victory after victory and the Viking warlords pleaded for reinforcements from their kinsmen in Alba. The easier days in Scotland didn't mean an easy reign for Aedh. His nephew Eocha(Eochaid,Eochus) had lethal ambitions and with his ally Giric (Cyric)plotted the end of Aedh. The king met his rebellious kinsmen at Strathallan in 878, in a brief, savage battle.
The king was wounded mortally. Some sources say he was carried off a captive and died two months later. Others find this unlikely. For a still-living Aedh, having loyal kinsmen and servants, could be rescued and restored to power. That he died two months after the battle is widely accepted. Did he suffer the horror of a slow death from infection or gangrene, or did he die sooner and his death was kept secret for a time?
for more on Aedh, read Scotland Under Her Early Kings for free at archive.org (written for wikitree by Catherine Evans)
Aedh's birth date is an estimate based on the birth date of his son, Doir.
Have you taken a DNA test for genealogy? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.
On 19 Jun 2015 at 12:19 GMT Marty (Lenover) Acks wrote:
Aedh is 36 degrees from Rosa Parks, 31 degrees from Anne Tichborne and 25 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.