1198-08-24

King Alexander II of Scotland was born.

King Alexander II of Scotland was born.

His reign was marked - as so many seemed to be - by battles and bickering between Scotland and England, or between the king and his fellow Scots, that constitutes so much of this country's medieval history.
Indeed, it was an attempt to force the ruler of the Western Isles to come under his rule that led to his death when he caught a fever and died on the Isle of Kerrera.