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Scottish History Timeline

A chronological record of the most important events in the history of Scotland.

 

8th Century History of Scotland timeline

714: Death of Saint Giles, patron saint of Edinburgh.

 

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717: Nechtan mac Der-Ilei expels Ionan clergy from Pictland and adopts Roman usages with the aid of Bishop Curetn.

 


724-729: Drust and Nechtan mac Der-Ilei fight civil war

 


732: Death of Nechtan mac Der-Ilei; Oengus mac Fergusa becomes King of the Picts.

 


735: Oengus mac Fergusa, King of the Picts, campaigns against Dl Riata, and seizes and burns the royal centre of Dunadd

 


736: Battle of Cnoc Coirpi between Fortriu and Dl Riata

 


741: Battle of Druimm Cathmail between Fortriu and Dl Riata; the 'smiting of Dl Riata', in which Dl Riata is subdued by Oengus mac Fergusa

 


750: Picts defeated by Britons at the Battle of Catohic

 


756: Oengus mac Fergusa allied with the English of Northumbria attacks the Britons; the English army is destroyed

 


761: Death of Oengus mac Fergusa.

 


763: Battle takes place in Fortriu between Ciniod and Aed Find; result unknown.

 


778: Death of Aed Find, King of Dl Riata

 


794: Annals of Ulster report the 'wasting' of 'all the islands of Britain by gentiles [Vikings]'



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