Tutagual of Alt Clut

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Tutagual (Welsh: Tudwal) is thought to have been a ruler of Alt Clut, later known as Strathclyde, a Brittonic kingdom in the Hen Ogledd or "Old North" of Britain. He probably ruled sometime in the mid-6th century.

The Harleian genealogies, Adomnán's Vita Columbae, and the Bonedd Gwŷr y Gogledd indicate that Tutagual was the father of the much better known Rhydderch Hael, presumably his successor.[1] The Harleian genealogies name Tutagual as the son of Clinoch son of Dumnagual Hen, probably his predecessors as king.[2] Tutagual of Alt Clut may be identified with a tyrannical ruler mentioned as Saint Ninian's contemporary in the 8th-century poem Miracula Nyniae Episcopi and in Ailred of Rievaulx's 12th-century Vita Sancti Niniani; the Miracula calls this king Tuduael and Thuuahel, while Ailred gives the forms Tudwaldus and Tuduvallus.[1] However, historian Alan MacQuarrie notes that this would conflict with other suggested dates for Ninian's life.[1]


  1. ^ a b c MacQuarrie, pp.6–7.
  2. ^ Harleian genealogy 6.


  • MacQuarrie, Alan; A. Grant & K. Stringer (editors) (1993). "The Kings of Strathclyde". Medieval Scotland: Crown, Lordship and Community. Edinburgh University Press: 1–19. 
  • Adomnán of Iona; Richard Sharpe (translator) (1995). Life of St Columba. London: Penguin. ISBN 0-14-044462-9. Retrieved October 22, 2009. 
Regnal titles
Preceded by
King of Alt Clut
mid-6th century
Succeeded by
Rhydderch Hael