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King Culen of Scotland (967 - 971)
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Name: King Culen of Scotland
Father: King Indulf
Mother: unknown
House of: MacAlpin
Ascended to the throne: 967
Married: unknown
Children: Constantine III
Died: 971, in Lothian by Riderch of Strathclyde
Buried at: unknown
Succeeded by: his 3rd cousin Kenneth II

Culen (Cuilén mac Ildulb) was a son of Indulf. He challenged his cousin King Dubh in battle at Duncrub in 965, and was believed to be subsequently responsible for his murder after which he became king in 967.

Culen was killed himself in 971 in Lothian by Amdarch (Riderich), son of Donald of Strathclyde, in revenge it is said after Culen carried off and raped Amdarch’s daughter.

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