Battle of Bauds

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Coordinates: 57°38′56″N 2°53′35″W / 57.649°N 2.893°W / 57.649; -2.893

Battle of Bauds
Part of the Danish invasions of Scotland
Indulf.jpg
Indulf of Scotland, the famous Scottish king who fell during the Battle of Bauds.
Date962
Locationnear Cullen, Scotland
Result Scottish victory.
Belligerents
Norse pirates Kingdom of Alba
Commanders and leaders
Unknown, possibly sons of Erik Bloodaxe[1] King Indulf of Scotland

Battle of Bauds was a battle fought in 962 in an area known as the Bauds, south of Findochty and West of Cullen near Portknockie, Scotland between Scotland under king Indulf, and Norse pirates. The Vikings had been raiding and burning through Scotland, and had won numerous victorious skirmishes against the Scots, including the Battle of Dollar. However, in this battle, the Norsemen were defeated. Afterwards, Norse control in Scotland fell apart. However, Indulf was killed in the battle.

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  1. ^ Skene, W. F, Celtic Scotland vol i, pp363-364, Edinburgh 1876

Sources[edit]

  • George Bruce. Harbottle's Dictionary of Battles. (Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1981) (ISBN 0442223366).
  • "King Indulf of Scotland". www.englishmonarchs.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-11-17.
  • W. CRAMOND; NOTES ON TUMULI IN CULLEN DISTRICT; AND NOTICE OF THE DISCOVERY OF TWO URNS AT FOULFORD, NEAR CULLEN (1897) Retrieved 29-12-2010