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King Duncan II


c.1060 - 1094

Scottish monarch. Eldest son of King Malcolm III (Canmore) and his first wife Ingiborg of Orkney. Duncan had been sent to English court of William the Conqueror as a guarantee that Malcolm would not attack England. Duncan was never to forgive his father for this action. When Malcolm died his brother, Donald Bain (c.1031-99), had seized the throne. With English support, Duncan deposed his uncle. However, only six months later Duncan was killed at the Battle of Mondynes (Aberdeenshire) by an army led by his own half-brother Edmund and Donald. He was buried at Dunfermline Abbey.


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