|King o Scots|
|Dee'd||25 November 1034|
Malcolm (Gaelic: Máel Coluim; c. 954 - 25 November 1034) wis King o the Scots frae 1005 till his daith. He wis a son o King Kenneth II; the Prophecy o Berchán says that his mither wis a wumman o Leinster an refers tae him as Forranach, "the Destroyer".
Tae the Erse annals which recordit his daith, Malcolm wis ard rí Alban, Heich King o Scotland. In the same wey that Brian Boru, Heich King o Ireland, wis no the anerly king in Ireland, Malcolm wis ane o several kings athin the geographical boondars o modren Scotland: his fellae kings includit the king o Strathclyde, who ruled muckle o the sooth-wast, various Norse-Gael kings on the wastren coast an the Hebrides an, nearest an maist dangerous rivals, the kings or Mormaers o Moray. Tae the sooth, in the Kinrick o Ingland, the Yerls o Bernicie an Northumbrie, whase predecessors as kings o Northumbrie haed ance ruled maist o soothren Scotland, still controlled lairge pairts o the sootheast.
Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]
- Skene, Chronicles, pp. 99–100.
- Malcolm's birth date is no kent, but must hae been aroond 980 if the Flateyjarbók is richt in datin the marriage o his dochter an Sigurd Hlodvisson tae the lifetime o Olaf Tryggvason; Early Sources, p. 528, quoting Olaf Tryggvason's Saga.
- Early Sources, pp. 574–575.
- Higham, pp. 226–227, notes that the kings o the Inglis haed neither land nor mint north o the Tees.
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