Nectan IV, King of the Picts
Also NAITON, NECHTAN
An associate of St. Ceolfrid and
the addressee of
Ceolfrid's famous letter
on the Paschal controversy,
Nectan IV was responsible for the
Picts' adopting the Nicene date of Easter. He
abdicated the throne and retired to a
monastery in 724, but returned to active involvement in
politics during the civil wars
which erupted a few years later.
Norman Hugh Redington
Under construction --- far from complete! Read with caution.
Wikipedia entry [Unusually good]
- Thomas Owen Clancy:
Philosopher-King -- Nechtan mac Der-Ilei
Scottish Historical Review (83/2): 125.
In spite of the title,
most of the article is devoted to examining Nectan's
alleged part-Gaelic ancestry.
- St. Bede: Historia Ecclesiastica
Including text of St. Ceolfrid's letter.
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