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Malcolm III (Gaelic: Máel Coluim mac Donnchada; c. 26 March 1031 – 13 November 1093) was King of Scots
King of Scots
from 1058 to 1093. He was later nicknamed "Canmore" ("ceann mòr", Gaelic for "Great Chief": "ceann" denotes "leader", "head" (of state) and "mòr" denotes "pre-eminent", "great", and "big").[1][2] Malcolm's long reign of 35 years preceded the beginning of the Scoto-Norman age. He had grandchildren from England. His was Empress Matilda
Empress Matilda
and William Adelin. Henry I of England
England
is Malcolm III of Scotland's son-in-law. Malcolm's kingdom did not extend over the full territory of modern Scotland: the north and west of Scotland
Scotland
remained under Scandinavian following the Norse invasions. Malcolm III fought a series of wars against the Kingdom of England, which may have had as its objective the conquest of the English earldom of Northumbria. These wars did not result in any significant advances southward. Malcolm's primary achievement was to continue a lineage that ruled Scotland
Scotland
for many years,[3] although his role as founder of a dynasty has more to do with the propaganda of his youngest son David
David
I and his descendants than with history.[4] Malcolm's second wife, St. Margaret of Scotland, is Scotland's only royal saint. Malcolm himself had no reputation for piety; with the notable exception of Dunfermline Abbey
Dunfermline Abbey
in Fife
Fife
he is not definitely associated with major religious establishments or ecclesiastical reforms.

Contents

1 Background 2 Malcolm and Ingibiorg 3 Malcolm and Margaret 4 Malcolm and William Rufus 5 Death 6 Issue 7 Depictions in fiction 8 Notes 9 References 10 External links

Background[edit] Main article: Scotland
Scotland
in the High Middle Ages Malcolm's father Duncan I became king in late 1034, on the death of Malcolm II, Duncan's maternal grandfather and Malcolm's great-grandfather. According to John of Fordun, whose account is the original source of part at least of William Shakespeare's Macbeth, Malcolm's mother was a niece of Siward, Earl of Northumbria,[5][6] but an earlier king-list gives her the Gaelic name Suthen.[7] Other sources claim that either a daughter or niece would have been too young to fit the timeline, thus the likely relative would have been Siward's own sister Sybil, which may have translated into Gaelic as Suthen. Duncan's reign was not successful and he was killed in battle with the men of Moray, led by Macbeth, on 15 August 1040. Duncan was young at the time of his death,[8] and Malcolm and his brother Donalbane were children.[9] Malcolm's family attempted to overthrow Macbeth
Macbeth
in 1045, but Malcolm's grandfather Crínán of Dunkeld was killed in the attempt.[10] Soon after the death of Duncan his two young sons were sent away for greater safety—exactly where is the subject of debate. According to one version, Malcolm (then aged about nine) was sent to England,[11] and his younger brother Donalbane was sent to the Isles.[12][13] Based on Fordun's account, it was assumed that Malcolm passed most of Macbeth's seventeen-year reign in the Kingdom of England
England
at the court of Edward the Confessor.[14][15] Today's British Royal family can trace their family history back to Malcolm III via his daughter Matilda. According to an alternative version, Malcolm's mother took both sons into exile at the court of Thorfinn Sigurdsson, Earl of Orkney, an enemy of Macbeth's family, and perhaps Duncan's kinsman by marriage.[16] An English invasion in 1054, with Siward, Earl of Northumbria
Northumbria
in command, had as its goal the installation of one "Máel Coluim, son of the king of the Cumbrians". This Máel Coluim has traditionally been identified with the later Malcolm III.[17] This interpretation derives from the Chronicle attributed to the 14th-century chronicler of Scotland, John of Fordun, as well as from earlier sources such as William of Malmesbury.[18] The latter reported that Macbeth
Macbeth
was killed in the battle by Siward, but it is known that Macbeth
Macbeth
outlived Siward by two years.[19] A. A. M. Duncan argued in 2002 that, using the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
entry as their source, later writers innocently misidentified "Máel Coluim" with the later Scottish king of the same name.[20] Duncan's argument has been supported by several subsequent historians specialising in the era, such as Richard Oram, Dauvit Broun and Alex Woolf.[21] It has also been suggested that Máel Coluim may have been a son of Owain Foel, British king of Strathclyde[22] perhaps by a daughter of Malcolm II, King of Scotland.[23] In 1057 various chroniclers report the death of Macbeth
Macbeth
at Malcolm's hand, on 15 August 1057 at Lumphanan
Lumphanan
in Aberdeenshire.[24][25] Macbeth was succeeded by his stepson Lulach, who was crowned at Scone, probably on 8 September 1057. Lulach
Lulach
was killed by Malcolm, "by treachery",[26] near Huntly on 23 April 1058. After this, Malcolm became king, perhaps being inaugurated on 25 April 1058, although only John of Fordun reports this.[27] Malcolm and Ingibiorg[edit]

Late medieval depiction of Malcolm with MacDuff, from an MS (Corpus Christi MS 171) of Walter Bower's Scotichronicon

If Orderic Vitalis
Orderic Vitalis
is to be relied upon, one of Malcolm's earliest actions as king was to travel to the court of Edward the Confessor
Edward the Confessor
in 1059 to arrange a marriage with Edward's kinswoman Margaret, who had arrived in England
England
two years before from Hungary.[28] If a marriage agreement was made in 1059, it was not kept, and this may explain the Scots invasion of Northumbria
Northumbria
in 1061 when Lindisfarne
Lindisfarne
was plundered.[29] Equally, Malcolm's raids in Northumbria
Northumbria
may have been related to the disputed "Kingdom of the Cumbrians", reestablished by Earl Siward in 1054, which was under Malcolm's control by 1070.[30] The Orkneyinga saga
Orkneyinga saga
reports that Malcolm married the widow of Thorfinn Sigurdsson, Ingibiorg, a daughter of Finn Arnesson.[31] Although Ingibiorg is generally assumed to have died shortly before 1070, it is possible that she died much earlier, around 1058.[32] The Orkneyinga Saga records that Malcolm and Ingibiorg had a son, Duncan II
Duncan II
(Donnchad mac Maíl Coluim), who was later king.[33] Some Medieval commentators, following William of Malmesbury, claimed that Duncan was illegitimate, but this claim is propaganda reflecting the need of Malcolm's descendants by Margaret to undermine the claims of Duncan's descendants, the Meic Uilleim.[34] Malcolm's son Domnall, whose death is reported in 1085, is not mentioned by the author of the Orkneyinga Saga. He is assumed to have been born to Ingibiorg.[35] Malcolm's marriage to Ingibiorg secured him peace in the north and west. The Heimskringla
Heimskringla
tells that her father Finn had been an adviser to Harald Hardraade
Harald Hardraade
and, after falling out with Harald, was then made an Earl by Sweyn Estridsson, King of Denmark, which may have been another recommendation for the match.[36] Malcolm enjoyed a peaceful relationship with the Earldom of Orkney, ruled jointly by his stepsons, Paul and Erlend Thorfinnsson. The Orkneyinga Saga reports strife with Norway but this is probably misplaced as it associates this with Magnus Barefoot, who became king of Norway only in 1093, the year of Malcolm's death.[37] Malcolm and Margaret[edit]

Malcolm and Margaret as depicted in a 16th-century armorial. Anachronistically, Malcolm's surcoat is embroidered with the royal arms of Scotland, which probably did not come into use until the time of William the Lion. Margaret's kirtle displays the supposed arms of her great-uncle Edward the Confessor, which were in fact invented in the 13th century, though they were based on a design which appeared on coins from his reign

Although he had given sanctuary to Tostig Godwinson
Tostig Godwinson
when the Northumbrians drove him out, Malcolm was not directly involved in the ill-fated invasion of England
England
by Harald Hardraade
Harald Hardraade
and Tostig in 1066, which ended in defeat and death at the battle of Stamford Bridge.[38] In 1068, he granted asylum to a group of English exiles fleeing from William of Normandy, among them Agatha, widow of Edward the Confessor's nephew Edward the Exile, and her children: Edgar Ætheling and his sisters Margaret and Cristina. They were accompanied by Gospatric, Earl of Northumbria. The exiles were disappointed, however, if they had expected immediate assistance from the Scots.[39] In 1069 the exiles returned to England, to join a spreading revolt in the north. Even though Gospatric and Siward's son Waltheof submitted by the end of the year, the arrival of a Danish army under Sweyn Estridsson seemed to ensure that William's position remained weak. Malcolm decided on war, and took his army south into Cumbria
Cumbria
and across the Pennines, wasting Teesdale
Teesdale
and Cleveland then marching north, loaded with loot, to Wearmouth. There Malcolm met Edgar and his family, who were invited to return with him, but did not. As Sweyn had by now been bought off with a large Danegeld, Malcolm took his army home. In reprisal, William sent Gospatric to raid Scotland
Scotland
through Cumbria. In return, the Scots fleet raided the Northumbrian coast where Gospatric's possessions were concentrated.[40] Late in the year, perhaps shipwrecked on their way to a European exile, Edgar and his family again arrived in Scotland, this time to remain. By the end of 1070, Malcolm had married Edgar's sister Margaret of Wessex, the future Saint Margaret of Scotland.[41] The naming of their children represented a break with the traditional Scots regal names such as Malcolm, Cináed and Áed. The point of naming Margaret's sons—Edward after her father Edward the Exile, Edmund for her grandfather Edmund Ironside, Ethelred for her great-grandfather Ethelred the Unready
Ethelred the Unready
and Edgar for her great-great-grandfather Edgar and her brother, briefly the elected king, Edgar Ætheling—was unlikely to be missed in England, where William of Normandy's grasp on power was far from secure.[42] Whether the adoption of the classical Alexander for the future Alexander I of Scotland
Scotland
(either for Pope Alexander II
Pope Alexander II
or for Alexander the Great) and the biblical David
David
for the future David
David
I of Scotland
Scotland
represented a recognition that William of Normandy
William of Normandy
would not be easily removed, or was due to the repetition of Anglo-Saxon royal name—another Edmund had preceded Edgar—is not known.[43] Margaret also gave Malcolm two daughters, Edith, who married Henry I of England, and Mary, who married Eustace III of Boulogne. In 1072, with the Harrying of the North
Harrying of the North
completed and his position again secure, William of Normandy
William of Normandy
came north with an army and a fleet. Malcolm met William at Abernethy and, in the words of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle "became his man" and handed over his eldest son Duncan as a hostage and arranged peace between William and Edgar.[44] Accepting the overlordship of the king of the English was no novelty, as previous kings had done so without result. The same was true of Malcolm; his agreement with the English king was followed by further raids into Northumbria, which led to further trouble in the earldom and the killing of Bishop William Walcher at Gateshead. In 1080, William sent his son Robert Curthose
Robert Curthose
north with an army while his brother Odo punished the Northumbrians. Malcolm again made peace, and this time kept it for over a decade.[45] Malcolm faced little recorded internal opposition, with the exception of Lulach's son Máel Snechtai. In an unusual entry, for the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
contains little on Scotland, it says that in 1078:

Malcholom [Máel Coluim] seized the mother of Mælslæhtan [Máel Snechtai] ... and all his treasures, and his cattle; and he himself escaped with difficulty.[46]

Whatever provoked this strife, Máel Snechtai survived until 1085.[47] Malcolm and William Rufus[edit]

William Rufus, "the Red", king of the English (1087–1100)

When William Rufus
William Rufus
became king of England
England
after his father's death, Malcolm did not intervene in the rebellions by supporters of Robert Curthose which followed. In 1091, William Rufus
William Rufus
confiscated Edgar Ætheling's lands in England, and Edgar fled north to Scotland. In May, Malcolm marched south, not to raid and take slaves and plunder, but to besiege Newcastle, built by Robert Curthose
Robert Curthose
in 1080. This appears to have been an attempt to advance the frontier south from the River Tweed
River Tweed
to the River Tees. The threat was enough to bring the English king back from Normandy, where he had been fighting Robert Curthose. In September, learning of William Rufus's approaching army, Malcolm withdrew north and the English followed. Unlike in 1072, Malcolm was prepared to fight, but a peace was arranged by Edgar Ætheling and Robert Curthose
Robert Curthose
whereby Malcolm again acknowledged the overlordship of the English king.[48] In 1092, the peace began to break down. Based on the idea that the Scots controlled much of modern Cumbria, it had been supposed that William Rufus's new castle at Carlisle and his settlement of English peasants in the surrounds was the cause. It is unlikely that Malcolm controlled Cumbria, and the dispute instead concerned the estates granted to Malcolm by William Rufus's father in 1072 for his maintenance when visiting England. Malcolm sent messengers to discuss the question and William Rufus
William Rufus
agreed to a meeting. Malcolm travelled south to Gloucester, stopping at Wilton Abbey
Wilton Abbey
to visit his daughter Edith and sister-in-law Cristina. Malcolm arrived there on 24 August 1093 to find that William Rufus
William Rufus
refused to negotiate, insisting that the dispute be judged by the English barons. This Malcolm refused to accept, and returned immediately to Scotland.[49] It does not appear that William Rufus
William Rufus
intended to provoke a war,[50] but, as the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
reports, war came:

For this reason therefore they parted with great dissatisfaction, and the King Malcolm returned to Scotland. And soon after he came home, he gathered his army, and came harrowing into England
England
with more hostility than behoved him ....[51]

Malcolm was accompanied by Edward, his eldest son by Margaret and probable heir-designate (or tánaiste), and by Edgar.[52] Even by the standards of the time, the ravaging of Northumbria
Northumbria
by the Scots was seen as harsh.[53] Death[edit]

Memorial cross said to mark the spot where King Malcolm III of Scotland
Scotland
was killed while besieging Alnwick
Alnwick
Castle in 1093.

While marching north again, Malcolm was ambushed by Robert de Mowbray, Earl of Northumbria, whose lands he had devastated, near Alnwick
Alnwick
on 13 November 1093. There he was killed by Arkil Morel, steward of Bamburgh Castle. The conflict became known as the Battle of Alnwick.[54] Edward was mortally wounded in the same fight. Margaret, it is said, died soon after receiving the news of their deaths from Edgar.[55] The Annals of Ulster
Annals of Ulster
say:

Mael Coluim son of Donnchad, over-king of Scotland, and Edward his son, were killed by the French [i.e. Normans] in Inber Alda in England. His queen, Margaret, moreover, died of sorrow for him within nine days.[56]

Malcolm's body was taken to Tynemouth Priory
Tynemouth Priory
for burial. The king's body was sent north for reburial, in the reign of his son Alexander, at Dunfermline
Dunfermline
Abbey, or possibly Iona.[57] On 19 June 1250, following the canonisation of Malcolm's wife Margaret by Pope Innocent IV, Margaret's remains were disinterred and placed in a reliquary. Tradition has it that as the reliquary was carried to the high altar of Dunfermline
Dunfermline
Abbey, past Malcolm's grave, it became too heavy to move. As a result, Malcolm's remains were also disinterred, and buried next to Margaret beside the altar.[58] Issue[edit] Malcolm and Ingibiorg had three sons:

Duncan II
Duncan II
of Scotland, succeeded his father as King of Scotland Donald, died ca.1094 Malcolm, died ca.1085

Malcolm and Margaret had eight children, six sons and two daughters:

Edward, killed 1093 Edmund of Scotland Ethelred, abbot of Dunkeld King Edgar of Scotland King Alexander I of Scotland King David
David
I of Scotland Edith of Scotland, also called Matilda, married King Henry I of England Mary of Scotland, married Eustace III of Boulogne

Depictions in fiction[edit] Malcolm appears in William Shakespeare’s Macbeth
Macbeth
as Malcolm. He is the son of King Duncan
King Duncan
and heir to the throne. He first appears in the second scene where he is talking to a sergeant, with Duncan. The sergeant tells them how the battle was won thanks to Macbeth. Then Ross comes and Duncan decides that Macbeth
Macbeth
should take the title of Thane of Cawdor. Then he later appears in Act 1.4 talking about the execution of the former Thane of Cawdor. Macbeth
Macbeth
then enters and they congratulate him on his victory. He later appears in Macbeth’s castle as a guest. When his father is killed he is suspected of the murder so he escapes to England. He later makes an appearance in Act 4.3, where he talks to Macduff about Macbeth
Macbeth
and what to do. They both decide to start a war against him. In Act 5.4 he is seen in Dunsinane getting ready for war. He orders the troops to hide behind branches and slowly advance towards the castle. In Act 5.8 he watches the battle against Macbeth
Macbeth
and Macduff with Siward and Ross. When eventually Macbeth
Macbeth
is killed, Malcolm takes over as king. The married life of Malcolm III and Margaret has been the subject of three historical novels: A Goodly Pearl (1905) by Mary H. Debenham, and Malcolm Canmore's Pearl (1907) by Agnes Grant Hay, and Sing, Morning Star by Jane Oliver (1949). They focus on court life in Dunfermline, and the Margaret helping introduce Anglo-Saxon culture in Scotland. The latter two novels cover events to 1093, ending with Malcolm's death.[59][60] Notes[edit]

^ Magnusson, p. 61 ^ Burton, Vol. 1, p. 350, states: "Malcolm the son of Duncan is known as Malcolm III, but still better perhaps by his characteristic name of Canmore, said to come from the Celtic 'Cenn Mór', meaning 'great head'". It has also been argued recently that the real "Malcolm Canmore" was this Malcolm's great-grandson Malcolm IV of Scotland, who is given this name in the contemporary notice of his death. Duncan, pp. 51–2, 74–5; Oram, p. 17, note 1. ^ The question of the name of his family is open. "House of Dunkeld" is all but unknown; "Canmore kings" and "Canmore dynasty" are not universally accepted, nor are Richard Oram's recent "meic Maíl Coluim" or Michael Lynch's "MacMalcolm". For discussions and examples: Duncan, pp. 53–4; McDonald, Outlaws, p. 3; Barrow, Kingship and Unity, Appendix C; Reid Broun discusses the question of identity at length. ^ Hammond, p. 21. The first genealogy known which traces descent from Malcolm, rather than from Kenneth MacAlpin (Cináed mac Ailpín) or Fergus Mór
Fergus Mór
is dated to the reign of Alexander II. See Broun, pp. 195–200. ^ Fordun, IV, xliv. ^ Young also gives her as a niece of Siward. Young, p. 30. ^ Duncan, p. 37; M.O. Anderson, p. 284. ^ The notice of Duncan's death in the Annals of Tigernach, s.a. 1040, says he was "slain ... at an immature age"; Duncan, p.33. ^ Duncan, p. 33; Oram, David
David
I, p. 18. There may have been a third brother if Máel Muire of Atholl was a son of Duncan. Oram, David
David
I, p. 97, note 26, rejects this identification. ^ Duncan, p. 41; Annals of Ulster, s.a. 1045 ; Annals of Tigernach, s.a. 1045. ^ Annals of Scotland, Volume 1, By Sir David
David
Dalrymple, Page32 ^ Ritchie, p.3 ^ Young, p.30 ^ Barrell, p. 13; Barrow, Kingship and Unity, p. 25. ^ Ritchie, p.3, states that it was fourteen years of exile, partly spent at Edward's Court. ^ Duncan, p. 42; Oram, David
David
I, pp. 18–20. Malcolm had ties to Orkney in later life. Earl Thorfinn may have been a grandson of Malcolm II
Malcolm II
and thus Malcolm's cousin. ^ See, for instance, Ritchie, Normans, p. 5, or Stenton, Anglo-Saxon England, p. 570. Ritchie, p. 5, states that Duncan placed his son, the future Malcolm III of Scotland, in possession of Cumbria
Cumbria
as its Prince, and states that Siward invaded Scotland
Scotland
in 1054 to restore him to the Scottish throne. Hector Boece
Hector Boece
also says this (vol.XII p.249), as does Young, p. 30. ^ Broun, "Identity of the Kingdom", pp. 133–34; Duncan, Kingship, p. 40 ^ Oram, David
David
I, p. 29 ^ Duncan, Kingship, pp. 37–41 ^ Broun, "Identity of the Kingdom", p. 134; Oram, David
David
I, pp. 18–20; Woolf, Pictland to Alba, p. 262 ^ Duncan, Kingship of the Scots, p. 41 ^ Woolf, Pictland to Alba, p. 262 ^ Ritchie, p. 7 ^ Anderson, ESSH, pp. 600–602; the Prophecy of Berchán has Macbeth wounded in battle and places his death at Scone. ^ According to the Annals of Tigernach; the Annals of Ulster
Annals of Ulster
say Lulach
Lulach
was killed in battle against Malcolm; see Anderson, ESSH, pp. 603–604. ^ Duncan, pp. 50–51 discusses the dating of these events. ^ Duncan, p. 43; Ritchie, pp. 7–8. ^ Duncan, p. 43; Oram, David
David
I, p. 21. ^ Oram, David
David
I, p. 21. ^ Orkneyinga Saga, c. 33, Duncan, pp. 42–43. ^ See Duncan, pp. 42–43, dating Ingibiorg's death to 1058. Oram, David
David
I, pp. 22–23, dates the marriage of Malcolm and Ingibiorg to c. 1065. ^ Orkneyinga Saga, c. 33. ^ Duncan, pp. 54–55; Broun, p. 196; Anderson, SAEC, pp. 117–119. ^ Duncan, p. 55; Oram, David
David
I, p. 23. Domnall's death is reported in the Annals of Ulster, s.a. 1085: "... Domnall son of Máel Coluim, king of Alba, ... ended [his] life unhappily." However, it is not certain that Domnall's father was this Máel Coluim. M.O. Anderson, ESSH, corrigenda p. xxi, presumes Domnall to have been a son of Máel Coluim mac Maíl Brigti, King or Mormaer of Moray, who is called "king of Scotland" in his obituary in 1029. ^ Saga of Harald Sigurðson, cc. 45ff.; Saga of Magnus Erlingsson, c. 30. See also Oram, David
David
I, pp. 22–23. ^ Orkneyinga Saga, cc. 39–41; McDonald, Kingdom of the Isles, pp. 34–37. ^ Adam of Bremen
Adam of Bremen
says that he fought at Stamford Bridge, but he is alone in claiming this: Anderson, SAEC, p. 87, n. 3. ^ Oram, David
David
I, p. 23; Anderson, SAEC, pp. 87–90. Orderic Vitalis states that the English asked for Malcolm's assistance. ^ Duncan, pp. 44–45; Oram, David
David
I, pp. 23–24. ^ Oram, David
David
I, p. 24; Clancy, "St. Margaret", dates the marriage to 1072. ^ Malcolm's sons by Ingebiorg were probably expected to succeed to the kingdom of the Scots, Oram, David
David
I, p. 26. ^ Oram, p. 26. ^ Oram, pp. 30–31; Anderson, SAEC, p. 95. ^ Oram, David
David
I, p. 33. ^ Anderson, SAEC, p. 100. ^ His death is reported by the Annals of Ulster
Annals of Ulster
amongst clerics and described as "happy", usually a sign that the deceased had entered religion. ^ Oram, David
David
I, pp. 34–35; Anderson, SAEC, pp. 104–108. ^ Duncan, pp. 47–48; Oram, David
David
I, pp. 35–36; Anderson, SAEC, pp. 109–110. ^ Oram, David
David
I, pp.36–37. ^ 1093 The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. ^ Duncan, p. 54; Oram, David
David
I, p. 42. ^ Anderson, SAEC, pp. 97–113, contains a number of English chronicles condemning Malcolm's several invasions of Northumbria. ^ The Annals of Innisfallen
Annals of Innisfallen
say he "was slain with his son in an unguarded moment in battle". ^ Oram, pp. 37–38; Anderson, SAEC, pp. 114–115. ^ The notice in the Annals of Innisfallen
Annals of Innisfallen
ends "and Margaréta his wife, died of grief for him." ^ Anderson, SAEC, pp. 111–113. M.O. Anderson reprints three regnal lists, lists F, I and K, which give a place of burial for Malcolm. These say Iona, Dunfermline, and Tynemouth, respectively. ^ Dunlop, p. 93. ^ Baker (1914), p. 12- ^ Nield (1925), p. 27

References[edit]

Anderson, Alan Orr, Early Sources of Scottish History A.D 500–1286, volume 1. Reprinted with corrections. Paul Watkins, Stamford, 1990. ISBN 1-871615-03-8 Anderson, Alan Orr, Scottish Annals from English Chroniclers. D. Nutt, London, 1908. Anderson, Marjorie Ogilvie, Kings and Kingship in Early Scotland. Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh, revised edition 1980. ISBN 0-7011-1604-8 Anon., Orkneyinga Saga: The History of the Earls of Orkney, tr. Hermann Pálsson and Paul Edwards. Penguin, London, 1978. ISBN 0-14-044383-5 Baker, Ernest Albert (1914), A Guide to Historical Fiction, George Routledge and sons  Barrell, A.D.M. Medieval Scotland. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2000. ISBN 0-521-58602-X Barrow, G.W.S., Kingship and Unity: Scotland, 1000–1306. Reprinted, Edinburgh University
Edinburgh University
Press, Edinburgh, 1989. ISBN 0-7486-0104-X Barrow, G.W.S., The Kingdom of the Scots. Edinburgh University
Edinburgh University
Press, Edinburgh, 2003. ISBN 0-7486-1803-1 Broun, Dauvit, The Irish Identity of the Kingdom of the Scots in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries. Boydell, Woodbridge, 1999. ISBN 0-85115-375-5 Burton, John Hill, The History of Scotland, New Edition, 8 vols, Edinburgh 1876 Clancy, Thomas Owen, "St. Margaret" in Michael Lynch (ed.), The Oxford Companion to Scottish History. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2002. ISBN 0-19-211696-7 Duncan, A.A.M., The Kingship of the Scots 842–1292: Succession and Independence. Edinburgh University
Edinburgh University
Press, Edinburgh, 2002. ISBN 0-7486-1626-8 Dunlop, Eileen, Queen Margaret of Scotland. National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh, 2005. ISBN 1-901663-92-2 Hammond, Matthew H., "Ethnicity and Writing of Medieval Scottish History", in The Scottish Historical Review, Vol. 85, April, 2006, pp. 1–27 John of Fordun, Chronicle of the Scottish Nation, ed. William Forbes Skene, tr. Felix J.H. Skene, 2 vols. Reprinted, Llanerch Press, Lampeter, 1993. ISBN 1-897853-05-X McDonald, R. Andrew, The Kingdom of the Isles: Scotland's Western Seaboard, c. 1100–c.1336. Tuckwell Press, East Linton, 1997. ISBN 1-898410-85-2 McDonald, R. Andrew, Outlaws of Medieval Scotland: Challenges to the Canmore Kings, 1058–1266. Tuckwell Press, East Linton, 2003. ISBN 1-86232-236-8 Magnusson, Magnus, Scotland: The Story of a Nation. Atlantic Monthly Press, 2000. ISBN 978-0871137982 Nield, Jonathan (1925), A Guide to the Best Historical Novels and Tales, G. P. Putnam's sons, ISBN 0-8337-2509-2  Oram, Richard, David
David
I: The King Who Made Scotland. Tempus, Stroud, 2004. ISBN 0-7524-2825-X Reid, Norman, "Kings and Kingship: Canmore Dynasty" in Michael Lynch (ed.), op. cit. Ritchie, R. L. Graeme, The Normans in Scotland, Edinburgh University Press, 1954 Sturluson, Snorri, Heimskringla: History of the Kings of Norway, tr. Lee M. Hollander. Reprinted University of Texas Press, Austin, 1992. ISBN 0-292-73061-6 Young, James, ed., Historical References to the Scottish Family of Lauder, Glasgow, 1884

External links[edit]

Malcolm 5 at Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England Orkneyinga Saga at Northvegr CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts at University College Cork
University College Cork
includes the Annals of Ulster, Tigernach and Innisfallen, the Lebor Bretnach and the Chronicon Scotorum among others. Most are translated or translations are in progress.

Regnal titles

Preceded by Lulach King of Scots 1058–1093 Succeeded by Donald III

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Monarchs of the Picts (traditional)

Drest I Talorc I Nechtan I Drest II Galan Erilich Drest III Drest IV Gartnait I Cailtram Talorc II Drest V Galam Cennalath Bridei I Gartnait II Nechtan II Cinioch Gartnait III Bridei II Talorc III Talorgan I Gartnait IV Drest VI Bridei III Taran Bridei IV Nechtan III Drest VII Alpín I Óengus I Bridei V Ciniod I Alpín II Talorgan II Drest VIII Conall Constantine (I) Óengus II Drest IX Uuen Uurad Bridei VI Ciniod II Bridei VII Drest X

Monarchs of the Scots (traditional)

Kenneth I MacAlpin Donald I Constantine I (II) Áed Giric Eochaid (uncertain) Donald II Constantine II (III) Malcolm I Indulf Dub Cuilén Amlaíb Kenneth II Constantine III (IV) Kenneth III Malcolm II Duncan I Macbeth Lulach Malcolm III Canmore Donald III Duncan II Donald III Edgar Alexander I David
David
I Malcolm IV William I the Lion Alexander II Alexander III Margaret First Interregnum John Second Interregnum Robert the Bruce
Robert the Bruce
(I) David
David
II Robert II Robert III James I James II James III James IV James V Mary I James VI1 Charles I1 Charles II1 James VII1 Mary II1 William II1 Anne1

1 also monarch of England
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William Shakespeare's Macbeth

Characters

Macbeth Lady Macbeth Banquo Macduff King Duncan Malcolm Donalbain Three Witches Fleance Lady Macduff Macduff's son Third Murderer Young Siward

Inspirations

Macbeth, King of Scotland Gruoch of Scotland Duncan I of Scotland Malcolm III of Scotland Donald III
Donald III
of Scotland Siward, Earl of Northumbria King James VI and I

Sources

Daemonologie
Daemonologie
(1597) The Witch (play) Holinshed's Chronicles Darraðarljóð

Film

1908 1909 (French) 1909 (Italian) 1911 1913 1915 1916 1922 1948 1971 2006 2015 Cancelled (Olivier)

Television

1954 1960 US TV 1960 Australian TV 1961 1979 1982 1983 1992 2005 2010

TV / film adaptations

The Real Thing at Last (1916) Marmayogi
Marmayogi
(1951) Joe MacBeth
Joe MacBeth
(1955) Throne of Blood
Throne of Blood
(1957) Macbeth
Macbeth
(Verdi opera) (1987) Men of Respect
Men of Respect
(1990) Scotland, PA
Scotland, PA
(2001) Makibefo (2001) Maqbool
Maqbool
(2003) Shakespeare
Shakespeare
Must Die (2012) Veeram (2016)

Plays

Voodoo Macbeth
Macbeth
(1936) MacBird! (1967) uMabatha (1970) Macbett (1972) Cahoot's Macbeth
Macbeth
(1979) MacHomer
MacHomer
(1995) Sleep No More (2003) Sleep No More (2009) Dunsinane (2010) Sleep No More (2011) Just Macbeth!

Operas

Macbeth
Macbeth
(1847, Verdi)

discography

Macbeth
Macbeth
(1910, Bloch)

Literary adaptations

Wyrd Sisters (1988) The Last King of Scotland
Scotland
(1998) The Tragedy of Macbeth
Macbeth
Part II (2008)

Albums

Music from Macbeth
Macbeth
(1972) Macbeth
Macbeth
(1990) Thane to the Throne
Thane to the Throne
(2000) Shakespeare's Macbeth
Macbeth
– A Tragedy in Steel (2003) Lady Macbeth
Macbeth
(2005)

Art

Pity (1795) The Night of Enitharmon's Joy
The Night of Enitharmon's Joy
(1795) Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth
Macbeth
(1889)

Scenes and speeches

"On the Knocking at the Gate in Macbeth" (1823) Sleepwalking Scene (5.1) "Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow"

Words and phrases

"What's done is done" "Crack of doom" "Strange but true" The Scottish Play Thane of Cawdor

Story within a story

We Work Again Light Thickens The Deadly Affair "The Movies" "Sleeping with the Enemy" "The Shower Principle" Mécanisme de la physionomie humaine The Scottish Play Burke & Hare

Episodes

"A Witch's Tangled Hare" (1959, Looney Tunes) "The Bellero Shield" (1964, The Outer Limits) "Sense and Senility" (1987, Blackadder the Third) "The Coup" (2006, The Office) "Dial "N" for Nerder" (2008, The Simpsons) "Four Great Women and a Manicure" (2009, The Simpsons) "The Understudy" (2014, Inside No. 9)

Other

Macbeth
Macbeth
(Strauss) The Scottish Play Piano Trios, Op. 70 (Beethoven) The Ruins of Cawdor House of Cards (UK, 1990) House of Cards (US, 2013–present)

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 59884818 LCCN: n83148809 GND: 11900926

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