Dunsinane, Battle of, 1054

THE BATTLE OF DUNSINANE

THE BATTLE OF DUNSINANE

27th July 1054

SUMMARY

This was a decisive battle fought between the forces of Malcolm Canmore and Macbeth

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BACKGROUND

Macbeth had taken the throne from King Duncan in 1040. Duncan’s son was aged 9 years at the time and sought refuge with his uncle Siward, Earl of Northumberland.

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LOCATION

Thought to be Dunsinane Hill, Perthshire, Scotland

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MALCOLM CANMORE’S FORCES

Led by
Malcolm Canmore
Supported by
Earl Siward of Northumberland

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MACBETH’S FORCES

Led by
Macbeth

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RESULT

Victory for Malcolm Canmore

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CONSEQUENCE

Although Macbeth was defeated he continued to rule Scotland until he was killed by Malcolm Canmore in 1057

 

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