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King o the Pechts

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(Reguidit frae Keeng o the Pechts)

Pechts kings ruled in northren an eastren Scotland. In 843 tradeetion records the replacement o the Pechts kinrick by the Kinrick o Alba, awtho the Erse annals continue tae uise Pechts an Fortriu for hauf a century efter 843.

The Erse annals (the Annals o Ulster, Annals o Innisfallen) refer tae some kings as keeng o Fortriu or keeng o Alba. The kings listed are thocht tae represent owerkings o the Pechts, at least frae the time o Bridei son o Maelchon onwards. In addition tae thae owerkings, mony less pouerful subject kings existit, o wham anerly a wheen are kent frae the historical record.

Meethical kings o the Pechts are listed in the Lebor Bretnach's accoont o the oreegins o the Cruithne.

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