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Today in History: August 15

Slide 1 of 10: Image Caption: Circa 1040, Macbeth (c.1000 - 1057), King of Scots (1040 - 1057), who murdered King Duncan I at Pitgaveny, near Elgin, to ascend to the throne. His reign was mostly peaceful but Duncan's son Malcolm returned from exile and murdered Macbeth to claim the throne as Malc

1057: Macbeth, king of Scotland is killed

Macbeth, King of Scots, is killed in battle by Malcolm, the eldest son of King Duncan, whom Macbeth had slain.

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