Malcolm II, King of Scots, 1005-1034
Sex: MIndividual InformationBirth: Cir 954 1 Christening: Death: November 25, 1034 1 Burial: Cause of Death: AFN #:
ParentsFather: Kenneth II , King of Scots, 971 Mother:
Spouses and Children1. *Unknown Children: 1. Bethoc
The first to reign over an extent of land roughly corresponding to much of
Malcolm succeeded to the throne after killing his predecessor, Kenneth III,
and allegedly secured his territory by defeating a Northumbrian army at the
battle of Carham (c. 1016); he not only confirmed the Scottish hold over the
land between the rivers Forth and Tweed but also secured Strathclyde about the
same time. Eager to secure the royal succession for his daughter's son,
Duncan, he tried to eliminate possible rival claimants; but Macbeth, with
royal connections to both Kenneth II and Kenneth III, survived to challenge
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1 Encyclopedia Britannica, 15th Edition, Encyclopedia Britannica, 15th Edition.