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Tthe battle of Dunnichen near Forfar where Pictish forces under King Bridei III

Tthe battle of Dunnichen near Forfar where Pictish forces under King Bridei III defeated a Northumbrian army under King Ecgfrith.

Ecgfrith, who had conquered the Celtic Kingdom of Gododdin - later Lothian - was killed and the Pictish victory restricted Anglian influence in Scotland to south of the Forth. The story of the battle is told in stone carvings in Aberlemno church.