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King Malcolm I of Scotland (943 - 954)


Name: King Malcolm I of Scotland
Father: King Donald II
Mother: unknown
Relation to Elizabeth II: 30th great-grandfather
House of: MacAlpin
Ascended to the throne: 943
Married: unknown
Children: Dubh and Kenneth II
Died: 954, at Fetteresso killed by men of Moray
Buried at: Isle of Iona
Succeeded by: his 2nd cousin Indulf

Malcolm (Máel Coluim mac Domnaill) became king when Constantine abdicated to become monk. He concluded a deal with Edmund of England to retain sovereignty over Strathcylde and Cumbria which Edmund had conquered in return for defending northern England from the Vikings.

Malcolm’s battles took him south of Newcastle against Olaf Sihtricsson who was attempting to regain Northumbria and expel Erik Bloodaxe from York. However Malcolm was killed not by Vikings but defending the North of his kingdom by men of Moray at Fetteresso, near Aberdeen. He was succeeded by his cousin Indulf.

Timeline for King Malcolm I of Scotland

Year Event
943Malcolm I becomes king
954Malcolm I killed by men of Moray