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Historical Figures: Macbeth

Macbeth (1005-57) In 1040 Macbeth became king. His mother had been a daughter of Kenneth II and Macbeth used this bloodline to remove Duncan I and declare himself as king.

Scotland prospered under Macbeth and he visited Rome in 1050. The remains of Macbeth's hill top fortress Dunsinane lies just east of Strathearn.

In 1054 Malcolm III invaded with an English army and defeated Macbeth at Dunsinane. In 1057 Macbeth was finally defeated and killed.

 

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