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David, name of 2 kings of Scotland. David I (1084–1153), who ruled 1124–53, unsuccessfully fought England in support of his niece Matilda's claim to the English crown. But he was successful in obtaining Northumberland for his son. David II (David Bruce; 1324–71) became king in 1329, but fled to France when England invaded Scotland in 1332. In 1346 he invaded England with French allies. The English captured and held him for 11 years, after which he was ransomed and returned to Scotland.

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