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MACBETH a true story - The Macbeth conjured up by Shakespeare bears almost no resemblance to the king who ruled Scotland between 1040 and 1057. Indeed, it is difficult to exaggerate how great an injustice history has inflicted on this man. Fiona Watson has uncovered, buried beneath the layers of myth, a history that is entirely different from, but just as extraordinary as, that recounted by Shakespeare. As ruler of Alba (Scotland) Macbeth sat on one of the longest-established thrones in Western Europe. It is true that he killed Duncan, the previous king, but this was the normal, if brutal, method of regime change in Dark Age Scotland. The reality is that Macbeth quickly established himself as an effective and popular ruler. As a Celtic warrior-king, he was responsible for the maintenance of his people's dominance of northern Britain. A friend to the Church and valiant protector of his people, the real Macbeth epitomised the contemporary model of vigorous medieval kingship. His fascinating story, long overdue in the telling, is done full justice in Fiona Watson's authoritative and compelling narrative.

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Hardback - ISBN: 9781849161602 - Pages: 320 - Author: Fiona Watson - Publisher: Quercus

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