This page deals with all this without apology.
I have a high regard for truth and I talk plain.
Holinshed spends a lot of time on the incident in whichMalcolm (who became a popular king) tests Macduffby pretending to be mean when he is really nice.
The king shouts "Oh valiant cousin!
Shakespeare adapted this for Macbeth.I've read that Holinshed's section on Macbeth was largely derived fromthe work of one Hector Boece, Scotorum Historiae ("Chroniclesof Scotland", 1526-7, translated from Latin into English by a John Bellenden in 1535).It is evidently not online.
All teens knowthat severed headswere probably the first soccer balls.
In 1045, Duncan's father Crinan was killed in "A battle between the Scotsthemselves", (Annals of Ulster) and this event probably represented anattempt to oust Macbeth.
There are MacBeth families in Scotland and Nova Scotia.
In 1050, Macbeth is reported to have "scatteredmoney like seed to the poor at Rome." (Marianus Scottus) From 1054onwards, Macbeth was probably occupied in a struggle with Duncan's sonMalcolm to retain the throne.
Macbeth was not named "Lady", but "Gruoch"(GROO-och).
(Do you remember the "Beethoven was black"fiasco as Stanford?)To cite a benign example, the narratorof Braveheart begins saying in effect, "You may sayI'm lying, but remember it's the winners who write history." He goeson to have William Wallace, who was executed in 1305, partying withQueen Isabella, who didn't come to England until 1309.
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Much of his "theory" is only of historical interest, but you might decidethat some of the "psychoanalytic" writings -- like this one -- are just common sense describedin unfamiliar terms.