Macbeth, King of Scotland.
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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• 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.
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.