Abernethy, submission of

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Abernethy, submission of, 1072. After the Norman Conquest, the boundary between England and Scotland remained in doubt and Malcolm Canmore, king of Scotland, gave refuge to Edgar the Atheling, whose sister he married. The north, having been harried by William the Conqueror in 1069–70, was once more harried by Malcolm. In 1072 William led an expedition to Scotland and at Abernethy, near Perth, forced Malcolm to submit, do homage, expel Edgar, and give hostages.

J. A. Cannon