Malcolm III Canmore


Malcolm III Canmore

biographical name

(born c. 1031—died Nov. 13, 1093, near Alnick, Northumberland, Eng.) King of Scotland (1058–93). The son of King Duncan I, he lived in exile in England after Macbeth murdered his father. He defeated and killed Macbeth in 1057 and was crowned king, founding a dynasty that consolidated royal power in Scotland. He gave refuge to the Anglo-Saxon prince Edgar the Aetheling in 1066. Though he recognized William I as overlord in 1072, Malcolm made five raids into England, during the last of which he was killed.

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