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Máel Coluim I av Skottland mac Domnaill, Rí na h'Alba

Also Known As: "Maol Chaluim mac Dhòmhnaill", "Malcolm I", "An Bodhbhdercc", "the Dangerous Red", "King Malcolm I of /Scotland/", "o Perigoso Vermelho", "Mael Coluim mac Domnaill //", "Malcolm I // King of Scotland", "Malcolm /Macdomhnull/", "10968", "Máel Coluim mac Domnaill"
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Birthplace: Moray, Fordoun, Kincardine, Scotland
Death: Died in Fetteresson, Kincardineshire, Scotland
Place of Burial: Isle of Iona, Argyllshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Donald II "The Madman", King of Scots and Sigurda? of Scotland
Husband of NN of Scots, of Leinster
Father of Kenneth II, King of Scots; Mogallus , of Scotland mac Máel Coluim, Prince of Scotland; Grelod De Caithness and Dubh "the Vehement' mac Máel Coluim, King of Scots
Brother of Donnchadh mac Causantín

Occupation: King of Scotland, Kung i Skottland 943-954, King of Scots,  King of Alba, King of the Picts and Scots (Alba), Konge, King of Alba, Regent 947-954
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About Malcolm I, King of Scots

Máel Coluim mac Domnaill (anglicised Malcolm I) (c. 900–954) was king of Scots (before 943 – 954), becoming king when his cousin Causantín mac Áeda abdicated to become a monk. He was the son of Domnall mac Causantín (Donald II, King of Scots).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_I_of_Scotland

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http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/359877/Malcolm-I

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King Of Scotland; King In Alba between 942 and 951

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Malcolm I, King of Alba

From http://thepeerage.com/p10289.htm#i102890

Malcolm I, King of Alba was born circa 897. He was the son of Donald II, King of Alba. He died in 954 killed.1 He was buried at Isle of Iona, Argyllshire, Scotland.1

He was also known as Máel Coluim mac Domnaill.2 He succeeded to the title of King Malcolm I of Alba in 943.1

Succeeded Constantine II Killed in the Mearns (Grampians) by the people of Moray, whom he had forcibly subjucated on his accession in 943. Succeeded by Indulf.


Children of Malcolm I, King of Alba

  1. 1.Kenneth II, King of Alba+ d. 995
  2. 2.Duff 'the Black', King of Alba+ b. 930, d. 967

Citations

  • 1.[S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 171. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Families.
  • 2.[S130] Wikipedia, online http;//www.wikipedia.org. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia.

-------------------- Reigned 889-900

Notes Other parishes in Scotland may boast themselves the birthplace of greater men than can Fordoun, but no district in Scotland has seen the death of so many Sovereigns. Donald, King of Alban (889 - 900) was killed in a battle between the Danes and the Scots. "Over Fotherdun upon the brink of the waves he lies, In the east, in his broad, gory bed" says St Berchan. Dr Skene identifies this with the parish of Fordoun, although referring to Dun Fother or Dunnottar as the locality. The Kingdom of Alban extended from the Forth to the Spey. (http://www.auchenblae.net/strathfinella.htm)


Sources [S327] Lakey - Genealogy, Gilbert Marlow Lakey, (http://members.cox.net/benchrest/Genealogy.html)

[S370] Kings & Queens, Neil Grant, (pub 2003 by HarperCollinsPublishers Hammersmith London W6 8JB), p8 (Reliability: 3)

[S410] Pedigrees of the Scottish Clans, John D McLaughlin, (http://members.aol.com/lochlan4/pedigree.htm), Genelaig Albanensium - (Pedigree of the Kings of Scotland) (Reliability: 3) --------------------


Notes ◦Other parishes in Scotland may boast themselves the birthplace of greater men than can Fordoun, but no district in Scotland has seen the death of so many Sovereigns.

The Pictish Chronicle, written in the tenth century, records that in 954 Malcolm I, King of Alban, was slain by the "Men of the Mearns" (viri na Moerne) at Fodresach (Fetteresso). Dr Skene, apparently by mistake, supposes his death to have occurred in the parish of Fordoun. St Berchan says:
Nine years to his reign
Traversing the Borders,
On the brink of Dun Fother at last
Will shout the Gael around his grave
(http://www.auchenblae.net/strathfinella.htm)

 

Sources 1.[S327] Lakey - Genealogy, Gilbert Marlow Lakey, (http://members.cox.net/benchrest/Genealogy.html)

2.[S370] Kings & Queens, Neil Grant, (pub 2003 by HarperCollinsPublishers Hammersmith London W6 8JB), p8 (Reliability: 3)

3.[S410] Pedigrees of the Scottish Clans, John D McLaughlin, (http://members.aol.com/lochlan4/pedigree.htm), Genelaig Albanensium - (Pedigree of the Kings of Scotland) (Reliability: 3


-------------------- Máel Coluim mac Domnaill (anglicized Malcolm I) was king of Scots, becoming king when his cousin Causantín mac Áeda abdicated to become a monk. He was the son of Domnall mac Causantín.

Since his father was known to have died in the year 900, Malcolm must have been born no later than 901. By the 940s, he was no longer a young man, and may have become impatient in awaiting the throne. Willingly or not—the 11th-century Prophecy of Berchán, a verse history in the form of a supposed prophecy, states that it was not a voluntary decision that Constantine II abdicated in 943 and entered a monastery, leaving the kingdom to Malcolm.

Seven years later, the Chronicle of the Kings of Alba says:

[Malcolm I] plundered the English as far as the River Tees, and he seized a multitude of people and many herds of cattle: and the Scots called this the raid of Albidosorum, that is, Nainndisi. But others say that Constantine made this raid, asking of the king, Malcolm, that the kingship should be given to him for a week's time, so that he could visit the English. In fact, it was Malcolm who made the raid, but Constantine incited him, as I have said.

Woolf suggests that the association of Constantine with the raid is a late addition, one derived from a now-lost saga or poem.

He died in the shield wall next to his men.

In 945, Edmund of Wessex, having expelled Amlaíb Cuaran (Olaf Sihtricsson) from Northumbria, devastated Cumbria and blinded two sons of Domnall mac Eógain, king of Strathclyde. It is said that he then "let" or "commended" Strathclyde to Máel Coluim in return for an alliance. What is to be understood by "let" or "commended" is unclear, but it may well mean that Máel Coluim had been the overlord of Strathclyde and that Edmund recognised this while taking lands in southern Cumbria for himself.

The Chronicle of the Kings of Alba says that Máel Coluim took an army into Moray "and slew Cellach". Cellach is not named in the surviving genealogies of the rulers of Moray, and his identity is unknown.

Máel Coluim appears to have kept his agreement with the late English king, which may have been renewed with the new king, Edmund having been murdered in 946 and succeeded by his brother Edred. Eric Bloodaxe took York in 948, before being driven out by Edred, and when Amlaíb Cuaran again took York in 949–950, Máel Coluim raided Northumbria as far south as the Tees taking "a multitude of people and many herds of cattle" according to the Chronicle. The Annals of Ulster for 952 report a battle between "the men of Alba and the Britons [of Strathclyde] and the English" against the foreigners, i.e. the Northmen or the Norse-Gaels. This battle is not reported by the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, and it is unclear whether it should be related to the expulsion of Amlaíb Cuaran from York or the return of Eric Bloodaxe.

The Annals of Ulster report that Máel Coluim was killed in 954. Other sources place this most probably in the Mearns, either at Fetteresso following the Chronicle, or at Dunnottar following the Prophecy of Berchán. He was buried on Iona. Máel Coluim's sons Dub and Cináed were later kings.

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Malcolm I, King of Scots's Timeline

898
898
UK
900
900
Moray, Fordoun, Kincardine, Scotland
931
931
Age 31
Scotland
932
932
Age 32
Iona,,Argyllshire,Scotland
934
934
Age 34
Scotland
935
935
Age 35
Scotland
937
937
- 954
Age 37
King of Scots
942
942
- present
Age 42
King of the Scots
943
943
- 954
Age 43
954
954
- present
Age 54