1058-04-25

Malcolm Canmore was crowned King of Scotland.

Malcolm Canmore was crowned King of Scotland.

His father, King Duncan, I was killed by MacBeth, the inspiration behind Shakespeare's play of the same name, who then claimed the crown.
Canmore, meaning great chief in Gallic, went into exile in England.
Later with the support of Edward the Confessor, Malcolm returned to Scotland and re-claimed the throne.