Sunday, May 24, 2015

Fact of the Day: Macbeth

Macbeth is one of William Shakespeare's most famous plays, but the play's King actually existed. He was King of Scots from 1040-1057, though it is said he was killed in battle by the future Malcom III. Despite his role in Shakespeare's work, no historic evidence has been found to suggest Macbeth was a tyrant. 

8 comments:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

cool to know!

Kay said...

So was there a real Lady Macbeth?

Mary Kirkland said...

Huh, I didn't know that.

Margaret-whiteangel said...

I didn't know all of that, new a bit.

Huggybear said...

Macbeth and his dear "lady" were a curse for
us here studying English literature.
Pity that there are still a lot of evil Lady Macbeths still
in this world!!!
Shakespeare was not the flavour of the month / year, I can assure
you in my final years of college.
Cheers
Colin (Brisbane. Australia.)

Manzanita said...

A fact a day keeps Jack from being a dull boy.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That is very interesting info!

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Uh-oh - so who really said, "out, out damn spot," to the dog?