20 May 2020
The Battle of Nechtansmere (or Blar Dhun Neachdain) was fought on 20 May 685AD.
The Battle of Nechtansmere (or Battle of Dun Nechtain) was fought on this day in 685AD.
The battle was a decisive victory for the Picts, under the leadership of Brude MacBile. Northumbria's king Ecgfrith was killed in the fighting and the victory allowed the Picts to force the Northumbrians further south, reversing gains they'd made during the previous decades.