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King Malcolm II of Scotland (1005 - 1034)


Name: King Malcolm II of Scotland
Father: Kenneth II, King of Scotland
Mother: a Princess of Leinster
Relation to Elizabeth II: 28th great-grandfather
House of: MacAlpin
Born: c. 954
Ascended to the throne: March 25, 1005
Children: Daughters Bethoc (mother of Duncan I) and Donalda (mother of MacBeth)
Died: November, 1034, from injuries at Glamis castle, Angus
Buried at: Isle of Iona
Succeeded by: his grandson Duncan I

Malcolm (Máel Coluim mac Cináeda) son of Kenneth II became king after his predecessor Kenneth II was killed in battle. His daughter Bethroc married Crínán, Abbot of Dunkeld, and his daughter Donalda married Finlay MacRory, King of Moray.

Malcolm’s early raids into Northumbria in 1016 were defeated by Uhtred the Bold at Durham, however he defeated a force of English and Vikings at Carham, and extended Scottish rule into Lothian and Northumbrian lands down to Berwick. In 1032 King Cnut King of England secured the southern part of Northumbria for England settling the border between Scotland and northern England.

Malcolm had no son so he had the grandson of Kenneth III murdered to ensure that his daughter Bethroc’s son Duncan became heir to the throne. Malcolm died from battle injuries at Glamis Castle in 1034

Timeline for King Malcolm II of Scotland

Year Event
1018Malcolm II defeats a force of English and Vikings at Carham, and extends Scottish rule into Lothian and Northumbria.