- Alpín II of the Picts
Alpín son of Uuroid (Old Irish: Alpín mac Feredaig) was king of the
On anthroponymic grounds Alpin may have been the brother of his predecessor Ciniod son of Uuredach as both have similar
patronyms, the Pictish equivalent of the Old Irish Feredach, but no certain evidence exists for this identification, nor for an assumption that he was a member of the Cenél Loairnwhich might follow from it.
He appears to have reigned from the death of Ciniod until his own death in 780. This is misreported in the
Annals of Ulsteras that of "Alpin, king of the Saxons", but no Saxon king named Ælfwine is known from this time. The Annals of Clonmacnoisename him Alpin, king of the Picts, and this reading is taken as the correct one.
* Anderson, Alan Orr, "Early Sources of Scottish History A.D 500–1286", volume 1. Reprinted with corrections. Paul Watkins, Stamford, 1990. ISBN 1-871615-03-8
* Bannerman, John, "The Scottish Takeover of Pictland" in
Dauvit Broun& Thomas Owen Clancy(eds.) "Spes Scotorum: Hope of Scots. Saint Columba, Iona and Scotland." T & T Clark, Edinburgh, 1999. ISBN 0-567-08682-2
* [http://www.ucc.ie/celt/published/G100001A/index.html Annals of Ulster, part 1, at CELT]
* [http://historical.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/cul.cdl/docviewer?did=cdl360 Annals of Clonmacnoise at the Cornell Library:] see page 121.
* [http://www.mimas.ac.uk/~zzalsaw2/pictish.html The Pictish Chronicle]
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