Macbeth (1005-57) In
1040 Macbeth became king. His mother had been a daughter of Kenneth II and
Macbeth used this bloodline to remove Duncan I and declare himself as king.
Scotland prospered under Macbeth
and he visited Rome in 1050. The remains of Macbeth's hill top fortress Dunsinane
lies just east of Strathearn.
In 1054 Malcolm III invaded
with an English army and defeated Macbeth at Dunsinane. In 1057 Macbeth was
finally defeated and killed.