The House Of Moray
Lulach 'the Simple'
Lulach was the son of Gillacomgain, Mormaer of Moray and Gruoch, who was the grand-daughter of Kenneth III. He was born around 1029-32.
Scone Abbey, scene of the coronation of Lulach
Lulach's mother, Gruoch, had taken Macbeth as her second husband, making Lulach his step-son. On the death of Macbeth he succeeded to the throne. His is the first coronation of a King of Scotland for which recorded details survive. He was crowned on the ancient Coronation Stone at Scone Abbey on 15th August, 1057. Known as Lulach 'the Simple' or 'the Fool', there is evidence to believe that Lulach was mentally retarded or somewhat backward. Lulach was killed in battle by his successor, Malcolm III 'Canmore', at Essie in Strathbogie on 17th March, 1058.
The line of Lulach continued, his daughter had a son, Angus, who inherited the title of Mormaer of Moray and made an unsuccessful attempt to claim the throne in the reign of David I. Which ended in his defeat and death in 1130.