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CLIP 7989

Kenneth MacAlpine, King of Pictland

Kenneth MacAlpine, King of Pictland

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Key Info
  • Kenneth MacAlpine, King of Pictland
  • Duration: 01:45
  • According to myth, Kenneth MacAlpine drove away the Vikings to become the first King of Scotland. However, Scotland at that time was not a single nation. Records only started referring to 'Kings of Scotland' 40 years after MacAlpine's death.
  • Subject:



    Early Peoples

  • Keywords: Kenneth MacAlpine, Pictland, Vikings, Picts, Scots, Scotland, kings
Ideas for use in class
  • Use when studying the birth of a united Scotland and answering the question 'Who was the first King of Scotland?'
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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