Uhtred of Galloway
Uchtred mac Fergusa (c. 1120 – September 22, 1174) was Lord of Galloway from 1161 to 1174, ruling jointly with his half-brother Gille Brigte (Gilbert). They were sons of Fergus of Galloway; their mothers' names are unknown, but Uchtred may have been born to one of the many illegitimate daughters of Henry I of England.
As a boy he was sent as a hostage to the court of King Máel Coluim IV of Scotland. When his father, Prince Fergus, died in 1161, Uchtred was made co-ruler of Galloway along with Gilla Brigte. They participated in the disastrous invasion of Northumberland under William I of Scotland in 1174. King William was captured, and the Galwegians rebelled, taking the opportunity to slaughter the Norman and Saxon settlers in their land. During this time Uchtred was brutally mutilated, blinded, castrated, and killed by his brother Gille Brigte and Gille Brigte's son, Máel Coluim. Gille Brigte then seized control of Galloway entire.
- Taylor, James. The Pictorial History of Scotland, 1859
- John of Fordun (chronicler)
- Roger of Hoveden (chronicler)
- McDonald, R.Andrew. Outlaws of Medieval Scotland, 2003 - Tuckwell Press. ISBN 1-86232-236-8 [McDonald, Outlaws of Medieval Scotland]
Fergus of Galloway
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