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'''Malcolm I''' became [[king]] of [[Scotland]] in succession to his cousin, [[Constantine II]], who abdicated, in 943, to enter a monastery. Malcolm was the son of [[Donald I]], Constantine's predecessor, and in one of the two lineages from which the kings of Scotland were at that time chosen, both of them descended from [[Alpin]].
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'''Malcolm I''' became [[king]] of [[Scotland]] in succession to his cousin, [[Constantine II]], who [[abdication|abdicated]] in 943 to enter a [[monastery]]. Malcolm was the son of [[Donald I]], Constantine's predecessor, and in one of the two lineages from which the kings of Scotland were at that time chosen, both of them descended from [[Alpin]].
   
Shortly after taking the throne, Malcolm was approached by [[Edmund]] of [[England]] who offered him '''Cumbria''' (consisting of what would later be Cumberland and areas of Westmorland), on condition that he would defend that territory and would become an ally of [[England]] against either the Northumbrian [[Danes]] or the [[Ireland|Irish]] [[Vikings]]. Malcolm agreed, and the two kingdoms became locked into an alliance which, over later centuries, in observance and breach, would see the Scots border migrate up and down over northern England as fortunes waxed and waned.
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Shortly after taking the [[throne]], Malcolm was approached by [[Edmund the Magnificent|Edmund]] of [[England]] who offered him [[Cumbria]] (consisting of what would later be Cumberland and areas of Westmorland), on condition that he would defend that territory and would become an ally of [[England]] against either the [[Northumbria]]n [[Denmark|Danes]] or the [[Ireland|Irish]] [[Viking]]s. Malcolm agreed, and the two [[kingdom]]s became locked into an alliance which, over later centuries, in observance and breach, would see the Scots border migrate up and down over northern England as fortunes waxed and waned.
   
It was under this allience that Edmund's brother [[Eadred]], obtained Malcolm's aid in attacks on Northumbria, and in defence against the Norse sea-raiders in 954. Later in that year Malcolm was killed, fighting in Moray against insurgents.<br>
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It was under this alliance that Edmund's brother [[Eadred]], obtained Malcolm's aid in attacks on [[Northumbria]], and in defence against the Norse sea-raiders in 954. Later in that year Malcolm was killed, fighting in Moray against insurgents.
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At some point he had married (to whom, is unknown), and his sons [[Dubh]] and [[Kenneth II|Kenneth]] were to succeed to the Scots throne in their turns.
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At some point he had [[marriage|married]] (to whom, is unknown), and his sons [[Dubh]] and [[Kenneth II|Kenneth]] were to succeed to the Scots throne in their turns.
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{{Scottish Monarch | ruler = Malcolm I | predecessor = [[Constantine II]] | successor = [[Indulf]] | reign = 943-954}}
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[[Category:Monarchs (medieval)]]
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[[category:10th century]]

Latest revision as of 16:57, 9 August 2006

Malcolm I became king of Scotland in succession to his cousin, Constantine II, who abdicated in 943 to enter a monastery. Malcolm was the son of Donald I, Constantine's predecessor, and in one of the two lineages from which the kings of Scotland were at that time chosen, both of them descended from Alpin.

Shortly after taking the throne, Malcolm was approached by Edmund of England who offered him Cumbria (consisting of what would later be Cumberland and areas of Westmorland), on condition that he would defend that territory and would become an ally of England against either the Northumbrian Danes or the Irish Vikings. Malcolm agreed, and the two kingdoms became locked into an alliance which, over later centuries, in observance and breach, would see the Scots border migrate up and down over northern England as fortunes waxed and waned.

It was under this alliance that Edmund's brother Eadred, obtained Malcolm's aid in attacks on Northumbria, and in defence against the Norse sea-raiders in 954. Later in that year Malcolm was killed, fighting in Moray against insurgents.

At some point he had married (to whom, is unknown), and his sons Dubh and Kenneth were to succeed to the Scots throne in their turns.

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Scottish kings

Malcolm I

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Preceded by
Constantine II
Reigned
943-954
Succeeded by
Indulf