Talorcan of the Picts

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Talorcan mac Enfret (c. 625 - 657) was a King of the Picts (653 - 657). He was the son of Eanfrith of Bernicia, who had fled into exile among the Picts after his father, Aethelfrith, king of Northumbria, was killed around the year 616. While in exile, Eanfrith married a Pictish princess, and their son was Talorcan.

Talorcan became king in 653; in the next year, he defeated and killed Dunchad, king of the Dalriada Scots, in battle at Strath Ethairt. He seems to have been friendly towards Oswiu of Northumbria, and it is possible he was a puppet of Oswiu, the most powerful king of Great Britain at the time.

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