The History of Leith

December 7, 2011

Malcolm III of Scotland

Máel Coluim mac Donnchada (Modern Gaelic: Maol Chaluim mac Dhonnchaidh,[1] called in most Anglicised regnal lists Malcolm III, and in later centuries nicknamed Canmore, “Big Head”,[2][3] either literally or in reference to his leadership,[4] “Long-neck”;[5] died 13 November 1093), was King of Scots. It has also been argued recently that the real “Malcolm Canmore” was this Malcolm’s great-grandson Malcolm IV, who is given this name in the contemporary notice of his death.[6] He was the eldest son of King Duncan I (Donnchad mac Crínáin). Malcolm’s long reign, lasting 35 years, preceded the beginning of the Scoto-Norman age. He is the historical equivalent of the character of the same name in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. for more click here

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