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King Kenneth II of Scotland (971 - 995)
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King Kenneth II of Scotland
Name: King Kenneth II of Scotland
Father: Malcolm I, King of Scotland
Mother: unknown
Relation to Elizabeth II: 29th great-grandfather
House of: MacAlpin
Ascended to the throne: 971
Married: unknown, said to be a Princess of Leinster
Children: 2 sons including Malcolm II, and a daughter
Died: 995, killed at Fettercairn
Buried at: Isle of Iona
Succeeded by: his 4th cousin Constantine III

Kenneth II (Cináed mac Maíl Coluim) son of Malcolm I became King when Culen was killed, but faced a challenge from Culen’s brother Olaf. The challenge was ended when Kenneth had Olaf killed in 977.

Kenneth submitted to King Edgar of England at Chester in 973 and in return was granted kingship of Lothian. He pushed the borders south into territory previous occupied by the Northumbrians. He was said to be killed near Fettercairn by Fenella, daughter of the Mormar of Angus, in revenge for killing her son.

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