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Giric mac Dúngal [Gregory]locked

(d. c. 890)
  • Dauvit Broun

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Giric mac Dúngal [Gregory] (d.c. 890), king in Scotland, called Grim in Fordun's chronicle, is credited in later medieval sources as liberator of the Scottish church from Pictish exactions, and as conqueror of Ireland and 'almost all England'. Although the military successes attributed to him are patently imaginary, some truth has been claimed for his freeing of the church. It cannot be assumed with certainty, however, that it is any more factual than his conquests. Both originate as a note in king-lists whose archetype is no earlier than 1214....

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