~ the battle for England between Stephen of Blois and Matilda The Empress ~


18 July 2010

Biographies: David of Scotland

• King David of Scotland - Matilda, Countess of Huntingdon

David of Scotland
Birth: 1085
Death: 23 May 1153, Carlisle
Burial: Dunfermline Abbey
Father: Malcolm III
Mother: Saint Margaret of Wessex
Marriage: 1113 - Matilda (Maud), Countess of Huntingdon
Henry of Scotland, Earl of Northumbria

NOTES: After the death of Henry I, David supported the claim of Matilda, his niece, to the throne of England. This brought him into conflict with Stephen and despite his defeat at the Battle of the Standard in 1138, David was able to expand his power in northern England. It was he whom later knighted her son, the future Henry II, in 1149. More information about David's role in the civil war and disputed succession between Matilda and Stephen will be forthcoming in the detailed discussion of Stephen's reign.

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