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, Olave King of Man and the Isles
(About 1090-1153)
Ragnhildis Princess of Man and the Isles
(About 1122-)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Somerled (Somhairlidh) Lord of Argyll, Kintyre and Lorne

Ragnhildis Princess of Man and the Isles 1

  • Born: About 1122
  • Marriage (1): Somerled (Somhairlidh) Lord of Argyll, Kintyre and Lorne in 1140 1

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Ragnhildis married Somerled (Somhairlidh) Lord of Argyll, Kintyre and Lorne, son of Gillebride and Unknown, in 1140.1 (Somerled (Somhairlidh) Lord of Argyll, Kintyre and Lorne was born about 1110 and died in 1164 in Battle of Renfrew, Scotland 1.)


  Marriage Notes:

"Somerled having gained possession of the mainland territory of his family, assumed the title of Thane or Regulus of Argyll. But he was not satisfied with the conquest of Argyll. It became his settled policy to subdue the Kingdom of Man and the Isles as well. Meanwhile a temporary friendship was effected between him and Olave, King of Man and the Isles, through the marriage of Somerled and Ragnhildis, the daughter of Olave. This marriage, which took place in 1140, was, according to the author of the Chronicles of Man, the cause of the ultimate ruin of the Norwegian Kingdom of the Isles." (page 29)

"Somerled married Ragnhildis, daughter of Olave, King of Man and the Isles, and had (issue)" (page 30)

from Scots Peerage (vol 5) 1

Sources


1 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 5 (1908).


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