|King of Scotland from 900 to 942
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Constantine (II, King of the Scottish 900-942) ( - d.952)
Constantine claimed the throne of Scotland when Donald II was killed in battle.
With the death of Sihtric, the Danish leader in the North of England, Athelstan was able to then drive out the Dane's sons. This left Athelstan the master of Northumbria. His attacks on the Welsh and the submission of Constantine the King of Scotland and Owen the King of Cumberland led to him becoming overlord.
Athelstan put together a large army and invaded Scotland destroying it as he advanced north.
The Dane Olaf Guthfrithson or Anlaff (possibly Sihtric's son), Owen of Cumberland and Constantine, King of the Scots sailed into the Humber to invade Northumbria. Athelstan's speed at raising his army that marched north put paid to any plans of invasion and a fierce battle occurred (Brunanburgh near Beverley ?) in which many Danish kings and earls were killed. Olaf Guthfrithson fled to Ireland. Edmund, Athelstan's younger half-brother also took part in the battle.
Constantine the Scottish king abdicated in 943 to retire to a monastery. Malcolm I became ruler of Scotland.
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