Lulach of Scotland
He appears to have been a weak king, and was indeed known as Lulach the Simple or Lulach the Fool. He does, however, have the distinction of being the first king of Scotland of whom there are coronation details available. He was crowned in August 1057 at Scone in Perth and Kinross.
Lulach was said to be the son of Gruoch of Scotland (Lady Macbeth), from her first marriage to Gille Coemgáin, Mormaer of Moray, and thus the stepson of Mac Bethad. Following the death in battle of Macbeth in 1057, the king's followers placed Lulach in the throne, despite strong resistance from the of faction of Máel Coluim III. Lulach ruled only for a few months before being assassinated and succeeded by Máel Coluim.
He is belived to be buried with the rest of the Gaelic kings of Scotland on Saint Columba's Holy Island of Iona in or around the monastery. The exact position of his grave is unknown.
|King of Scots
Máel Coluim III
|Mormaer of Moray