*Duncan I King of Scotland
born 1007 Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland
died 14 August 1040 Iona, near Elgin, Scotland
buried Iona, near Elgin, Scotland
*Crinan (Grimus) de Mormaer Abbot of Dunkeld
born about 0975 Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland
died 1045 Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland
*Bethoc (Beatrix) Princess of Scotland
born about 0984 Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland
married about 1010 Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland
*daughter of Crinan de Mormaer Princess of Scotland born about 1011 Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland
*Maldred Earl of Dunbar King of Scotland born about 1015 Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
died about 1045
born about 1014 Northumberland, England
married 1030 Scotland
*Malcolm III King of Scotland born about 1033 Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland
died 13 Nov 1093 Alnwick, Northumberland, England
buried Holy Trinity Church, Dumferline, Fifeshire, Scotland
*Melmare (Maelmuire) (Melkofr) Earl of Atholl
born about 1040 Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland
*Donald III "Bane" King of Scotland born about 1033/34 Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland
died after 1097 Rescobie, Angusshire, Scotland buried Iona, Argyllshire, Scotland
Duncan Earl of Moray born about 1038 Morayshire, Scotland
biographical and/or anecdotal:
Macbeth siezed the throne of Scotland in 1040 after defeating and killing *Duncan I near Elgin.
He based his claim to the crown on his wife's royal descent (Duncan's former wife Sibyl).
Malcolm III, (son of Duncan I), and Earl Siward of Northumberland defeated Macbeth at
Dunsinane in 1054, but they did not dethrone him. Three years later, Malcolm III killed
Macbeth at Lumphanan. Macbeth's stepson Lulach reigned for a few months,
and then Malcolm III succeeded him as king.
William Shakespeare based his play, Macbeth, one of his greatest tragedies,
upon a distorted version of these events which he found in
Raphael Holinshed's 'Chronicle of Scottish History.'
The only kernel of historical truth in the play is Duncan's death at the hand of Macbeth.
From this fact, Shakespeare drew his portrait of ambition leading to a violent and tragic end.
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