Scotland, House of Atholl, Kings of

The development of the modern Kingdom of Scotland from a disorganised state in which, after the days of the Roman occupation, different races warred for supremacy, belongs to general history, and need not be treated of in the pages of a Peerage. But it is necessary for a complete understanding of the pedigrees of the Scottish nobility to notice briefly the individual sovereigns who ruled over the kingdom after its component elements were united into one people, who occupied, if not the whole, at least the greater part of the country now called Scotland. These rulers will be considered not so much in relation to their public acts, which again belong to the province of the historian, as to their alliances, offspring, and relationships, which permeate the whole genealogical history of the Peerage.

The most convenient starting-point for such a purpose is the reign of Malcolm III. 'Ceanmor'.

For a summary genealogy, see Five Gateways.


Malcolm III Ceannmor

brother:

Donald Bane

nephew:

Duncan II

uncle:

Donald Bane

nephew:

Edgar

brother:

Alexander I

brother:

David I 'the Saint'

son's son:

Malcolm IV 'the Maiden'

brother:

William the Lion

son:

Alexander II

son:

Alexander III

daughter's daughter:

Margaret the Maid of Norway