Lumphanan, battle of

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Lumphanan, battle of, 1057. On 15 August 1057 Malcolm Canmore defeated and killed Macbeth. The version given in Shakespeare's play runs together several encounters in different places. Dunsinane (Dunsinnan) is about 6 miles north of Perth: Lumphanan, whither, according to Holinshed, Macbeth fled, is due west of Aberdeen.

J. A. Cannon