Macbeth, King of Scotland.

United States
February 3, 2016 5:16pm CST
Apparently, like Vlad (Dracula) the Impaler, there really WAS a Macbeth. Mac Bethad mac Findlaich (medieval Gaelic) reigned over Scotland between 1040 and 1057. He was nicknamed "The Red King". As to be expected, the play "Macbeth" is not an accurate depiction of this kings life. Much as it is with Vlad the Impaler vs Bram Stoker's "Dracula". Again, you can find out more by searching wikipedia. It comes to reason that much of our literature can be traced to actual historic events and people. Even fables told over fire many many many moons ago can be traced to actual events, albeit heavily romanticized. *Yes I am on a history kick*
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@celticeagle (120476)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Feb 16
I have read and heard that also. Interesting how that works. And a lot of the songs sung down through the ages do the same.
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• United States
4 Feb 16
There is a meaning to so many things that we do not even think about. Sayings that we use on a daily basis came about because of something that someone said or did. It's amazing really, all the things we miss out on because we don't do more research.
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@celticeagle (120476)
• Boise, Idaho
4 Feb 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum ...I love to do research. Always find something interesting.
• Austin, Texas
23 Apr 16
Keep kicking! I love history!
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• United States
23 Apr 16
Unfortunately, I don't think there is enough discussion about history here. Only a few of us write about it here.
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@TRBRocks420 (84417)
• Banks, Oregon
4 Feb 16
I read Macbeth, but not in a very long time, interesting for sure.
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• United States
4 Feb 16
YEs i can't say that I remember all that much from the story itself.
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@louievill (19959)
• Philippines
4 Feb 16
I know a lot about Count Vlad "the Impaler" but I thought that Macbeth was just a product of Shakespeare's imagination
• United States
4 Feb 16
As did I, until I read about it today. The history of Vlad the Impaler is quite interesting. I would not mind a tour of the castle that he lived in.
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@louievill (19959)
• Philippines
4 Feb 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum well i would love too also and would not even mind if i get a chance to sleep there even for just a night, he's considered a hero in the country that was once Transylvania ( part of Romania and Hungary) and they are not so very happy at how the West somehow depicted him as a Vampire.
• United States
4 Feb 16
@louievill UI I remember reading how Bram Stoker came up with the story idea, but I can't rightly remember it now. It is sad that the real story has been misconstrued so much!
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@jstory07 (71221)
• Roseburg, Oregon
4 Feb 16
I remember very little from the story. very interesting.