Owen the Bald
|King of Strathclyde
c1018 - 1034
|King of Scots
25 November 1034 - 14 August 1040
Duncan did not possess political or military acumen. This made him unpopular with subjects and nobility. Killed by Macbeth on August 15, 1040,, he is chiefly remembered for Shakespeare's depiction.
The feud between these two might relate to a dispute over succession, but details are obscure. The only certainty is that MacBeth killed Duncan in battle near Elgin, Moray.
- Donnchad "the Gracious" mac Crínáin, Rí na h'Alba; Donnchad mac Crínáin (Modern Gaelic: Donnchadh mac Crìonain) anglicised as Duncan I, and nicknamed An t-Ilgarach, "the Diseased" or "the Sick"
- b. c.1001
- bur. Iona
- 1018 - 1034: Duncan of Strathclyde
- 25 Nov 1034 - 15 Aug 1040: Duncan I 'the Gracious', King of Scotland
- Duncan Of Scotland CANMORE
- Governor of Scots Islands and Bethoc of Scotland
Marriage and Issue
- Malcolm III 'Caennmor' (Canmore), King of Scotland (b. c 1031, d. 13 Nov 1093)
- Donald III 'Donald bane', King of Scotland+ b. c 1033, d. 1099 or (abt 1039 - 1096)
- Mælmuir Earl of Atholl (?)+ b. c 1035 or (abt 1045-)
1018-1034: King of Strathclyde
before 1034: ruled as rex Cumbrorum in the Kingdom of Strathclyde
1034-1040: King of Scots. succeeds maternal grandfather, Malcolm III. ... "first example of inheritance of the Scottish throne in the direct line", as opposed to previous tanistry system.
1038: attacked by Eadulf of Berncia;Ealdred, Earl of Northumbria, invaded Strathclyde, perhaps in an attempt to wrest it from the Scots.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Ashley, 2008
- ↑ Malcolm violated system of succession where kingship alternated between two branches of the royal family. Duncan succeeded peacefully, but soon faced rivalry of Macbeth, Mormaor (subking) of Moray, who probably had a better claim. Duncan sieged Durham unsuccessfully in 1039 and in the following year was murdered by Macbeth. Duncan's elder son later killed Macbeth and ruled as King Malcolm III Canmore (1058-93).
- ↑ murdered by MacBeth (Ashley, 2008).
- ↑ fmg.ac
- ↑ p. unknown. She has been referred to in connection with Siward of Northumbria ... as a cousin, sister, or daughter. ... (Scottish Regnal List I calls his wife Suthen; John of Fordun calls her kinswoman of Siward Biornsson, Earl of Northumbria; UK's monarch history states she was Siward's cousin).
- ↑ Paget, n.d., pp153
- ↑ Tapsell, n.d. pp.180, Weis AR7 170:20; Paget pp.153; Moncreiffe pp.20
- ↑ 1040: Durham. Like his grandfather's attack in 1006, it ended in disaster, with Scottish forcesfleeing, and Scottish heads decorating the Durham marketplace. This defeat seems to hae weakened his authority so severely that Macbeth of the Cenel Loairn was able to defeat and kill him in battle near Elgin (Davidson 1995
Ashley, M. (2008). A Brief History of British Kings and Queens, (pp.106-107). Philadelphia, PA: Running Press Book Publishers. Print.
The Queen Mother (n.d.). N.p.
Steel, T. (n.d.). Scotlands Story. N.p.
Maclean, F. (n.d.). Scotland, a Concise History. N.p.
Weir, A. (1999). Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy, (pp.179-181). London: The Bodley Head.
Mosley, C. (1999). Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, (106th ed, Vol. 1, pp.13). Crans, SW: Genealogical Books Ltd.
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