at Thurso by Thorkel the Fosterer. Reprinted, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 1989. In return, the Scots fleet raided the Northumbrian coast where Gospatric's possessions were concentrated. 223224, where it is accepted that Duncan was king of Strathclyde. 117142, isbn Crawford, Barbara (1987 Scandinavian Scotland, Leicester: Leicester University Press, isbn Driscoll, Stephen (2002 Alba: The Gaelic Kingdom of Scotland AD 8001124, The Making of Scotland, Edinburgh: Birlinn, isbn Duncan,. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 2002. King of Alba during his life, and ruled over only a portion of present-day. "Nigel Tranter: Macbeth the King".
The Prophecy of Berchn, a verse history which purports to be a prophecy, describes him as "the generous king of Fortriu and says: The red, tall, golden-haired one, he will be pleasant to me among them; Scotland will be brimful west and east during the. 2930 with Hudson, Prophecy of Berchn,. 3536; Anderson, saec,. Isbn Anon., Orkneyinga Saga: The History of the Earls of Orkney,. Macbeth medieval Gaelic : Mac Bethad mac Findlach ; Modern Gaelic : MacBheatha mac Fhionnlaigh ; nicknamed, r Deircc, "the Red King. . In 1054, Edward's Earl of Northumbria, Siward, led a very large invasion of Scotland (Duncan's widow and Malcolm's mother, Suthed, was Northumbrian-born; it is probable but not proven that there was a family tie between Siward and Malcolm). According to an alternative version, Malcolm's mother took both sons into exile at the court of Thorfinn Sigurdsson, Earl of Orkney, an enemy of Macbeth's family, and perhaps Duncan's kinsman by marriage. However, Shakespeare's Macbeth is based on the Holinshed's Chronicles (published in 1577) and is not historically accurate. In an unusual entry, for the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle contains little on Scotland, it says that in 1078: Malcholom Mel Coluim seized the mother of Mlslhtan Mel Snechtai. Thorfinn, the saga says, then marched south through Scotland as far as Fife, burning and plundering as he passed. 2 Although it has the appearance of a Gaelic patronymic it does not have any meaning of filiation but instead carries an implication of "righteous man" 2 or "religious man".