After the Death of Malcolm III. english Influence was a big topic in the succession to the scottish Throne.
The Clan Leaders therefore advocated the accession of Malcolm’s Brother Donald (Dòmhnall mac Dhonnchaidh), who shared the Rule with his Nephew Edmund (Etmond mac Maíl Coluim). There is no Evidence that he was crowned, but is considered the last Ruler who felt committed to the celtic Tradition.
Apart from a brief takeover by Duncan II. (see below), Edmund ruled the southern part of the Country and Donald the northern part, while he tried with moderate success to repress english Influence. Their directed against England and its norman Rulers Policy led to further armed Conflicts, which in 1097 came to another overthrow of Donald and Edmund.
While Donald was captured and died in Rescobie in 1099, Edmund was able to escape and live as a Monk in Somerset.
Ethelreda of Northumberland
from 05/1094 for few Months
Duncan II was Son of Malcolm III. with his first Wife Ingeborg.
He was married to Athelreda of Northumberland and had an illegitimate Son named William, later Earl of Moray. At the beginning of the Reign of Donald III. and Edmund, Duncan was in England and made claim to the scottish Throne from there.
With the help of english Troops he invaded Scotland in May 1094 and took over the Rule, but had this only for a few Months. In November of the same year he was killed at the Battle of Monthechin and Donald and Edmund took Force again.