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Lulach

(d. 1058)


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(d. 1058),

king of ‘Scotland’ and Moray (1057–8). His mother Gruoch married Macbeth after the death of Lulach's father Gille Comgáin, king of Moray, in 1032 at Macbeth's hands. He probably allied with Malcolm Canmore against Macbeth, and became king of Scotland when Malcolm killed Macbeth in 1057. Four and a half months later Lulach was himself Malcolm's victim, slain ‘by treachery’ at Essie (west of Aberdeen), probably on 17 March 1058.

Subjects: British History.


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