King Ecgfrith of Northumbria is decisively defeated by the Picts, paving the way for the development of a separate Scottish nation.The battle is later depicted on a cross slab at Aberlemno Kirk.Kenneth Mac Alpin becomes King of the Scots of Dalriada; and later becomes King of the Picts of Pictland as well, unifying the main groups in Scotland north of the Forth-Clyde line for the first time within the Kingdom of Alba.A joint army comprising Constantine II's Scots and Olaf III Guthfrithson's Vikings is defeated at the Battle of Brunanburh by King Athelstan of England in 937: largely securing the future of what is to become England.* * * * * * * Strathclyde and the Anglo-Saxons in the Viking Age.Available from Amazon UK and Amazon USA This book traces the history of the kingdom of Strathclyde in the era of the Vikings (ninth to eleventh centuries AD) when Govan was the main centre of royal power.The Picts, who have controlled all of Scotland north of the Forth and Clyde except for Argyll, suffer a heavy defeat at the hands of the Vikings.Most of the Pictish nobility is wiped out in the defeat, including King Bridei VI.
The Battle of Dunnichen or Nechtansmere, near Forfar.
At the very least, it was carried by people who lived in what we now call Scotland, 2,000 or however many years ago." I obtained Jim's permission to post his views.
Cheers, Bob (S389 )Prof Jim Wilson, who discovered S389, has kindly spent some valuable time analysing a number of S389 testees.
Jim suggests that S389 testees get involved in Big Y or FGC chromosome testing to pinpoint the precise age of S389.
He finishes by saying "If Y sequencing gives a young date, this looks to be another Pictish group!