|Father||Malcolm (III, Scottish King 1058-1093)||Mother||Margaret (of Wessex)|
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Siblings (incl. half-siblings)
Family Tree Details
David (I, King of Scotland 1124-1153) (b.1085 - d.1153)
+Matilda (Wife of David I)
= Henry (Earl of Huntingdon) ( - d.1152)
+Warenne, Ada de
= Malcolm (IV, Scottish King 1153-1165) (b.1142 - d.1165)
= William (I, the Lion, King of Scotland 1165-1214) (b.1142? - d.1214)
| +Beaumont, Ermengarde de ( - d.1233)
| = Alexander (II, King of Scotland 1198-1249) (b.1198 - d.1249)
| = Margaret (Daughter of William I of Scotland) ( - d.1259)
| = Isabella (Daughter of William I of Scotland)
| = Marjorie (Daughter of William I of Scotland) ( - d.1244)
= David (Earl of Huntingdon) ( - d.1219)
+Matilda (of Chester)
= Margaret (of Huntingdon) ( - d.1228)
= Isabella (of Huntingdon) ( - d.1251)
The death of Edgar caused a split of unity in Scotland. Alexander I became King of the Scots and David I became the King in Lothian and Strathclyde.
The unity in Scotland was restored at the death of Alexander by David I who became King of Scots. During his reign the Scottish borders were extended to the River Tees, including all of Northumberland. (Was he assisted by the Knight Templar?)
The monastery of Holyrood was founded by King David I of Scotland. Tradition has it that the king was hunting in one of the royal forests around the city of Edinburgh when he came across an enraged stag which would have killed him and his horse. The king was some distance in front of his attendants who were unable to help. The king was saved when a cross of brilliant light appeared bewteen himself and animal which turned and fled. Later that night David vowed to build an abbey on the site of the event in thanks for his escape.
The construction of a new choir was started at Canterbury Cathedral in 1093 by Prior Ernulf and completed by Prior Conrad was dedicated in the presence of Henry I, David of Scotland and many English Earls.
Melrose Abbey was founded by King David I and was the first Cistercian foundation in Scotland. The first community of monks came from Rievaulx in Yorkshire. Construction work lasted until 1146 and its dedication to St. Mary.
A peace treaty signed by King David of Scotland and King Stephen. The Scottish King had invaded northern England in January and had captured many of the major towns including Carlisle and Newcastle. In response, Stephen had raised a large army and marched north to Durham. King David agreed to talk rather than fight and an arrangement was agreed allowing the Scots to keep Carlisle in return for stopping their advance. David refused to do homage to the English King as his loyalties rested with Matilda, King Henry's daughter. King David's son did pay homage to Stephen and received the Earldom of Huntingdon in return.
After King Stephen gave up the rights to Cumberland after the Treaty of Durham to the Scots, King David made Carlisle his southern capital. The Scottish king made large improvements to the defences of the castle at Carlisle and built a keep.
Monks of the Savigny order were attacked by the Scots under the control of David I, and were forced to return to Furness Abbey.
In support of King David of Scotland, Milo de Beauchamp captured Bedford Castle. But after a siege, King Stephen took it back.
King David of Scotland took an army across the border and attacked Northumbria. He wanted Northumbria for his son Henry.
In response to the Scottish attack in the north, Stephen took an army into Scotland but the two kings did not meet and Stephen returned to England.
Led by their king, David I, the Scots invade and destroy Northumberland. The Scots moved south into Lancashire and North Yorkshire. This prompted Steven to mobilize an army to counter the invasion. The Scots captured and destroyed the important castle at Norham.
David I of Scotland was defeated at the battle of 'the Standard' in Yorkshire. The name for the battle came from the banners that were carried into battle by the English.
Cambuskenneth Abbey in Stirlingshire was founded by King David I in around 1140. The majority of the abbey no longer exists, apart from a large bell tower. The site is the burial place of King James III of Scotland and his wife.
According to charters teh Cistercian Newbattle Abbey was founded in arround 1140 by King David I of Scotland. It was populated by monks from Melrose Abbey.
Matilda and her supporters entered London for her coronation. Her supporters included David I, king of the Scots. Geoffrey de Mandeville who controlled the Tower of London, abandoned his king as he saw Matilda had the upper hand. He joined her side and offered her the Tower of London. He did this to ensure he kept the Earldom of Essex which made him one of the most powerful barons of the time.
David I, King of the Scots may have been involved in the foundation of this Cistercian abbey in Scotland. The founding monks probably came from Rievaulx.
Henry the future king of England (Henry II) was knighted at Carlisle by David, King of the Scots.
Another Cistercian abbey helped by David I, King of the Scots. The first monks came from Melrose.
After the death of David I Malcolm became king. He was crowned at Scone Abbey.
After the defeat of David II of Scotland at Neville's Cross Edward Balliol had attempted to claim the Scottish throne but eventually decided to surrender his title as King of the Scots to Edward III and accept a pension in return.
3D Virtual Reconstructions
Transport yourself back up to a thousand years and explore historical buildings as they may have appeared in the past. Built using the popular game development tool Unity 3D, these reconstructions will run in the most of the popular web browsers on your desktop or laptop computer.
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Explore the White Tower
Explore all four floors of the White Tower at the Tower of London using the Unity 3d game engine.
A Medieval Mystery
There appear to be some strange connections between the fourteenth century Old Wardour Castle and ancient stone circle Stonehenge.
Old Wardour Castle appears to be aligned to ancient sites in the Stonehenge landscape.
Stonehenge is aligned to the Summer Solstice. Old Wardour has a very similar alignment.
Could the builders of Old Wardour used mesaurements from Stonehenge to layout the geometrical keep?