Dunfermline Abbey - Church Of The Holy Trinity
Here and around this sacred spot was the origenal
"Locum Sepultre Regium"
From 1093 To 1250 - (Nave or Auld Kirk) - (Survived Reformation)
Royals buried in the Abbey Nave
MALCOLM III. (Canmore) was born in 1024 and in 1057 ascended the Scottish throne
after the death of the usurper Macbeth. He was the descendant of a race which had given
kings to Scotland for six hundred years, and he introduced a comparatively enlightened era
into that kingdom.
The Church of The Holy Trinity was built by King Malcolm for his queen Margaret,
probably on the sight of the little Culdee Church at Dunfermline and these foundations can be
seen under the present floor of the Nave.
Malcolm III. (Canmore) King of Scots.
Queen & Saint Margaret
Malcolm & Margaret married in Dunfermline
Edward, Prince, eldest son of Malcolm, died of a mortal
wound in his 22 year.
Slain with his father at the siege
of Alnwick Castle in Northumberland.
Duncan II. King of Scots
Duncan II. King of Scots, son Malcolm's first wife
Ingibiorg, of Orkney. He was assassinated in 1095.
Edmund, second son of Malcolm, shared the kingdom
with Donald Bane. He became a monk in England.
Ethelred, Prince, third son of Malcolm, he became
Abbot of Dunkeld.
Edgar, King of Scots
Edgar, King of Scots, "The Peaceable" fourth son
Alexander I. King of Scots and his
Alexander I. King of Scots (1077-1124) He became
know as "The Fierce".
Fifth son of Malcolm, He
married Sybilla, who died in 1120, a natural daughter
of Henry I. of England.
David I. King of Scots
David I. King of Scots, youngest son of King Malcolm III,
and Queen Margaret,
commonly called "Saint David" he
was found dead in a posture of devotion.
Malcolm IV. King of Scots
Malcolm IV. King of Scots, "The Maiden" grandson of
King David I, died at Jedburgh age 24.
Six Kings, Two Queens, Three Princes, buried in the Church of the Holy Trinity (Nave) Dunfermline.