Lord Dennis Keating was born in Bradford, England. He was a favorite in Queen Anne's court. In 1711 he met and befriended Duncan MacLeod. Keating was very vocal in his support of the Scots and in his opposition to the war with France.
In 1712, the Earl of Welsley hired Immortal, Paul Kinman to deal with Keating, his political opponent. Keating was incited to challenge Kinman to a duel of honor. Kinman would kill the young man without mercy.