Teudebur of Alt Clut

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Teudebur of Alt Clut (or Teudebur map Beli) was the ruler of Alt Clut (the area around modern Dumbarton Rock), in the early-to-mid eighth century (probably 722-52). According to the Harleian genealogies, he was the son of Beli II, his probable predecessor as king. Such information is confirmed by both the Irish and Welsh annals.[1] We know from the Harleian genealogy that he was the father of Dumnagual III,[2] one of his successors. His reign coincided with that of the illustrious Pictish king Óengus mac Fergusa (Onuist map Uurguist). The Annales Cambriae reports that in 750, the Britons defeated a Pictish army at Mocetauc (Mygedawc), in which, according to the Annals of Tigernach, Óengus' brother Talorgen was killed.[3] Mygedawc is often identified with modern Mugdock, on the boundary between Dunbartonshire and Stirlingshire,[4] but this identity is by no means certain. The Annals of Tigernach, which styles him Taudar mac Bile, Alo Cluaide, put his death at 752,[5] and for this reason, we can be certain Teudebur was the British king responsible for the British victory.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Alan MacQuarrie, "The Kings of Strathclyde", in A. Grant & K.Stringer (eds.) Medieval Scotland: Crown, Lordship and Community, Essays Presented to G.W.S. Barrow, (Edinburgh, 1993), p. 10.
  2. ^ Harleian genealogy of the Kings of Alt Clut, here,
  3. ^ AT 750.4, here.
  4. ^ Williams, Smyth, and Kirby, (eds.), A Biographical Dictionary of Dark Age Britain, (London, 1991), s.v. "Teudebur (Teudubr) map Bili", p. 222.
  5. ^ AT 752.2, here.

References[edit]

  • Annals of Tigernach, ed. & w/ partial trans. by Whitley Stokes (1895–1897). "The Annals of Tigernach". Revue Celtique. 16–18s.a. 750.4, 752.2 . Edition available from CELT and Full PDF at Internet Archive. Full translation by Gearóid Mac Niocaill (2010), The Annals of Tigernach. Unpublished electronic file ed. by Emer Purcell and Donnchadh Ó Corráin for UCC.
  • Anderson, Alan Orr, Early Sources of Scottish History: AD 500–1286, 2 Vols, (Edinburgh, 1922), vol. i, p. 239-40
  • MacQuarrie, Alan, "The Kings of Strathclyde", in A. Grant & K.Stringer (eds.) Medieval Scotland: Crown, Lordship and Community, Essays Presented to G.W.S. Barrow, (Edinburgh, 1993), pp. 1–19
  • Williams, Anne, Smyth, Alfred P., and Kirby, D.P., (eds.), A Biographical Dictionary of Dark Age Britain, (London, 1991), s.v. "Teudebur (Teudubr) map Bili", pp. 221–2

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Regnal titles
Preceded by
Beli
King of Alt Clut
722-752
Succeeded by
Rotri