Malcolm IV of Scotland, 'the Maiden'

Malcolm IV of Scotland, 'the Maiden'

Male 1141 - 1165  (24 years)    Has more than 250 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Malcolm IV of Scotland 
    Suffix 'the Maiden' 
    Born 20 Mar 1141 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Dec 1165  Jedburgh Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Church of the Holy Trinity, Dunfermline Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6473  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2001 

    Father Earl Henry of Huntingdon,   b. 1114,   d. 12 Jun 1152  (Age 38 years) 
    Mother Ada of Surrey,   d. 1178 
    Married 1139 
    Siblings 9 siblings 
    Family ID F2712  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • King of Schotland 1153

      known to later medieval writers as 'the Maiden', because of a long-standing belief that his life had been strictly chaste. His succession to the throne as a minor caused problems. In 1157 Malcolm was compelled to cede Cumberland and Westmorland to Henry II in exchange for the Earldom of Huntingdon, but there is no suggestion in contemporary sources that he was compromising his kingship in any way by doing so. Against the wishes of the leading men of his kingdom (who had resented the Anglo-Norman ways of his grandfather David I), Malcolm went to France in 1159 with Henry II of England and was present at the siege of Toulouse. On his return, six of his Earls besieged him in Perth Castle, but the clergy intervened and the king and his nobles were reconciled. Malcolm's homage to Henry II in 1163 led to further rebellions by the earls in 1164.


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