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Bull of the North: Bridei Son of Beli and the Fall of the Aeðilfrithings (671–92)

James E. Fraser

in From Caledonia to Pictland Scotland to 795

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748612314
eISBN:
9780748672158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612314.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

It was not long after the death of Oswy that neighbours challenged the great king's young heir to prove himself worthy of his father's extensive legacy. Ecgfrith's first challenge came from Pictland, ... More


Postscript Scotland and the Aeðilfrithing Legacy

James E. Fraser

in From Caledonia to Pictland Scotland to 795

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748612314
eISBN:
9780748672158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612314.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

By the end of the seventh century, northern Britain was in the midst of a transition from its late Antique period to its early medieval one. The status quo which had emerged by the end of the third ... More


League and Iron: Bridei son of Der-Ilei, Iona and Argyll (692–707)

James E. Fraser

in From Caledonia to Pictland Scotland to 795

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748612314
eISBN:
9780748672158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612314.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Bridei son of Der-Ilei offers first glimpses ‘on the ground’ of a powerful king in northern Britain whose suzerainty, if not his direct authority, is likely to have stretched from the Northern Isles ... More


Nations Reformed: Northumbria and Pictavia (704–24)

James E. Fraser

in From Caledonia to Pictland Scotland to 795

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748612314
eISBN:
9780748672158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612314.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Aldfrith died at Driffield, thirty kilometres north of Hull in the heart of Deira, on 14 December 704. The king's successor was Eadwulf, whose reign lasted a matter of weeks into the new year before ... More


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