Person:Sigtrygg Caech (1)

Sigtrygg Caech , King of York & Dublin
b.abt 874 Dublin, Ireland
  1. Gothfrith
  2. Sigtrygg Caech , King of York & Dublin
  • HSigtrygg Caech , King of York & Dublin
m. 30 Jan 936
  1. Harald , King of Limerick
  2. Gofraid mac Sitriuc
  3. Amlaíb Cuarán
Facts and Events
Name[3] Sigtrygg Caech , King of York & Dublin
Alt Name[3] Sitric ua Ímair
Gender Male
Birth? abt 874 Dublin, IrelandHouse of Ivar
Death[1][2] 927 York, Yorkshire, England
Reference Number? Q3106272?
Marriage 30 Jan 936 Tamworth, Staffordshire, Englandto
Other  Speculative Wife?: Edith of Polesworth (1) 

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Sitric Cáech or Sihtric Cáoch (; or means "one-eyed") was a Norse King of Dublin who later reigned as King of York.

Sitric commanded Viking forces in the Battle of Confey and other battles, the Annals of Ulster records the arrival of two viking fleets in Ireland in 917, one led by Ragnall ua Ímair and the other by Sitric, both of the House of Ivar. They were victorius at the Battle of Kylmehauog (near Islandbridge in County Dublin) on 14 September 919 fought with Niall Glúndub, the King of Ailech, this was possibly the most devastating defeat ever inflicted on the Irish by the Norse, and according to the annals Sitric then "entered Áth Cliath", i.e. Dublin, which presumably means that he took possession of it. Ragnall, after occupying Waterford, went on to Scotland, then conquered York and became king there. Sitric fought several battles with Niall Glundub. Sitric's possession of Dublin seemed secure, Sitric however left Dublin in 921, the pious annalist claims he left "through the power of God".

After leaving Dublin Sihtric replaced Ragnall ua Ímair on throne of York in 921. Sitric attacked Mercia from the Mersey which formed part of the border between Mercia and the Viking Kingdom of York. In 926 he married King Æthelstan's sister, possibly Edith of Polesworth, in a political move designed by Athelstan to build up his influence in the north of England. Sitric died suddenly only a year later in 927 and Athelstan assumed his throne.

Sitric's son, Amlaíb Cuarán later succeeded him both as king of Dublin and of York and married Gormflaith ingen Murchada. His son Gofraid mac Sitriuc ruled Dublin. A third son Harald ruled Limerick and died in 940.

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  1. Sigtrygg Caech, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. Sihtric Caech, King of Northumbria, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Baldwin, Stewart. Llywelyn ap Iorwerth ancestor table. (GEN-MEDIEVAL/soc.genealogy.medieval), Generation 9.

    Baldwin's note: "Sitric married a sister of Æthelstan of England in 926, but it is not chronologically feasible for her to be the mother of Amlaib Cuaran."