Edgar

Born: 1074? AD
Died: 1107 AD.

Nationality: Scottish
Categories: King


1074 - Edgar of Scotland, King of Scotland was born. He was the son of Malcolm III 'Caennmor', King of Scotland and Saint Margaret 'the Exile'.

1095 - While assisting William Rufus in the North fighting the rebel Robert de Mowbray, William nominated Edgar the rightful King of Scotland.

1097 - Edgar had to wait, with assistance from his uncle Edgar the Aethling, he advanced into Scotland, forced out Donald Bane and took the Scottish throne.

         - Edgar ruled Scotland as a vassal of the William Rufus, English king, and began to improve the links between the two countries.

         - He moved capital of Scotland to Edinburgh.

1107 - It was in this Abbey that Edgar was buried after his death on the 8th of January. Edgar had no children and so his brother Alexander became King of the Scots.

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