Rotri of Alt Clut

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Rotri was a ruler of Alt Clut (modern Dumbarton Rock), the Brythonic kingdom later known as Strathclyde, for a few years in the mid-8th century.[1] He is known only from the Annales Cambriae, which records his death in the entry for 754.[2] He does not appear in the Welsh genealogies or the Irish annals, which record many other kings of Alt Clut. Historian Alan MacQuarrie suggests he may have usurped the throne following the death the previous king Teudebur in 752, and then been killed shortly after by Teudebur's son Dumnagual.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b MacQuarrie, p. 11.
  2. ^ Annales Cambriae, 754.

References[edit]

  • MacQuarrie, Alan; A. Grant & K. Stringer (editors) (1993). "The Kings of Strathclyde". Medieval Scotland: Crown, Lordship and Community (Edinburgh University Press): 1–19. 
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Teudebur
King of Alt Clut
752-?754
Succeeded by
Dumnagual III