David I of Scotland died - On this day in history


24 May 2020
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David I of Scotland died on 24 May 1153 at Carlisle. ...

On 24 May 1153, David I of Scotland died at Carlisle, less than a year after the death of his only son and heir Henry, Earl of Northumberland.

Following his son's death, David I had made arrangements for his grandson Malcolm (or Mael Coluim) to inherit the throne, with Regent Donnchad I taking the eleven-year-old boy on a tour of Scotland to meet his future subjects.

Malcolm's coronation took place before David I had been buried, in order to cement his claim to the throne.

Further reading

David I: The King Who Made Scotland by Richard Oram