ward to avenge his father's death, but received a wound, of which he almost instantly expired.
Margaret, overwhelmed with grief at the loss of her beloved husband and son, did not long survive the calamity.
Thus Malcolm, in 1093, fell, and as Buchanan says: ”After having reigned thirty-six years, transmitted to posterity a name stained by no vice, but distinguished by many illustrious virtues.
By Margaret he had six sons and two daughters.
Their youngest son,
III.--David I, was born in 1080.
Shortly after the death of King Malcolm, his brother, Donald Bane, came in possession of the kingdom; and Edgar Atheling caused his sister's children, five sons and two daughters, who were all of immature age, to be brought to him in England.
The royal children were carefully educated.
Prince David had remained with his sister, Queen Matilda, in England, while his brothers, Edgar and Alexander, successively mounted the Scottish throne.
In 1110 he married his cousin Matilda, Countess of N