Event: Freeing captivesAdomnán 1.return of captives (Anonymi 2157) to Ireland

Scholarly Info
Description Adomnán 1 led sixty captives (Anonymi 2157) back to Ireland.
Year 686
Primary Source Info
Original Text Adomnanus captiuos reduxit ad Hiberniam .lx.
Date from Source 686


*On the significance of this event, see T. M. Charles Edwards, Early Christian Ireland (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000), p. 341 and n. 297. *The date supplied by the Annals of Ulster indicates that this event took place when Adomnán 1 1 was returning from his first trip to Aldfrith 1 in 686 following Ecgfrith 4's defeat and death in battle in 685 rather than his second trip in 688. On the visits see further, Adomnán's Life of Columba, ed. and trans. Alan Orr Anderson and Marjorie Ogilvie Anderson, rev. Marjorie Ogilvie Anderson, Oxford Medieval Texts (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991), p. xl.

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