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Macbeth, King of Scotland
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Macbeth, King of Scotland

Macbeth Macfinlay (aka Mac Bethad mac Findláig) reigned as the king of Scotland from 1040 to 1057 CE. The ruler of Moray, he took the throne via the battlefield from his predecessor Duncan I of Scotland (r. 1034-1040 CE). Macbeth reigned...
Malcolm III of Scotland
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Malcolm III of Scotland

Malcolm III of Scotland (aka Máel Coluim mac Donnchada) reigned as king from 1058 to 1093 CE. He took the throne after his young predecessor Lulach (r. 1057-1058 CE), the stepson of Macbeth, king of Scotland (r. 1040-1057 CE), was...
Saint Margaret of Scotland
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Saint Margaret of Scotland

Saint Margaret of Scotland (c. 1046-1093 CE) was, as the second wife of Malcolm III (r. 1058-1093 CE), the queen of Scotland from 1070 CE until her death in November 1093 CE. A princess of the royal house of Wessex, she brought Anglo-Saxon...
David I of Scotland
Definition by Mark Cartwright

David I of Scotland

David I of Scotland reigned from 1124 to 1153 CE. Taking over from his elder brother Alexander I of Scotland (r. 1107-1124 CE), David continued to consolidate the kingdom of Scotland as a single nation, built castles and monasteries, and...
Scottish Medieval Monarchs
Collection by Mark Cartwright

Scottish Medieval Monarchs

In this collection, we present the 15 most important of the 21 monarchs to rule Scotland from the 11th to 16th century. For the first time forging a unified kingdom, the monarchs of this period were often warrior-kings who conquered the remoter...
The True Story Of King MacBeth | The Real MacBeth | Real Royalty With Foxy Games
Video by Real Royalty

The True Story Of King MacBeth | The Real MacBeth | Real Royalty With Foxy Games

Sponsored by Foxy Games, see more here - http://bit.ly/3toNDjS The real Scottish king Macbeth was a far cry from the great Shakespearean villain, but his story was even more fascinating, presenter Tony Robinson discovers in his continuing...
Alexander I of Scotland
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Alexander I of Scotland

Alexander I of Scotland reigned from 1107 to 1124 CE. Alexander continued the reorganisation of the Scottish Church, taking the Roman Catholic Church organisation as a model, and he famously founded the priory at Scone, site of the acclamation...
Posthumous Portrait of Macbeth, King of Scotland
Image by Jacob Jacobsz de Wet II

Posthumous Portrait of Macbeth, King of Scotland

A 17th century CE portrait of Macbeth Macfinlay, king of Scotland (r. 1040-1057 CE) by Jacob Jacobsz de Wet II. (Royal Collection)
Stone of Scone
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Stone of Scone

The Stone of Scone (Gaelic: Lia Fail), also known as the Stone of Destiny or Coronation Stone, is a block of sandstone associated with the coronation ceremonies of the medieval monarchs of Scotland. These ceremonies were held at Scone, a...
Macbeth Consulting the Vision of the Armed Head by Fuseli
Image by Henry Fuseli

Macbeth Consulting the Vision of the Armed Head by Fuseli

A 1793 CE painting by Henry Fuseli, 'Macbeth Consulting the Vision of the Armed Head', showing the Shakespearean character based on Macbeth Macfinlay, king of Scotland (r. 1040-1057 CE).
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