uncan was the eldest son of Malcolm III, King of the Scots and Ingibjorg, his first wife. He was held as a hostage by William Rufus to ensure that his father did not keep invading the north of England. After the death of Malcolm, William Rufus offerred Duncan the opportunity of claiming the Scottish throne. With the help of Norman knights Duncan attacked and exiled his uncle Donald III and became King of Scotland in May 1094. His reign
only lasted until November 1094 when he was killed.