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From Macbeth to Malcolm III and the Right to be King, with Marian Toledo

The eleventh-century would see the reigns of the two well-known Scottish kings – Macbeth and Malcolm III. Their story would be immortalized by Shakespeare, but what can we learn about their history? Marian Toledo joins Kate Buchanan to discuss Marian’s journey to studying medieval Scottish history and her work on Malcolm III”s right to rule Scotland. 

Marian Toledo is a Writing and Multimodal Communication Specialist at the University of Waterloo. In 2018 she completed her PhD at the University of Guelph. You can learn more about Marian from her page or follow her on Twitter @malcolmcanmore


Click here to read her PhD thesis From reformed barbarian to “saint-king”: literary portrayals of King Malcolm III Canmore (r. 1058-93) in Scottish historical narratives, c. 1100- 1449

Scotichronicast is hosted by Kate Buchanan. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Stirling in 2014, with her primary research is on medieval Scottish castles and their landscapes. She co-edited and contributed to Medieval and Early Modern Representations of Authority in Scotland and the British Isles, which was published by Routledge in 2016. Kate is also an adjunct instructor for the history program at Southern New Hampshire University. Follow her on Twitter at @k8_buchanan.


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Top Image: An 18th-century depiction of Malcolm III


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