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Macbeth

(d. 1057) king of Scots


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(c. 1005–57)

King of Scotland (1040–57). He came to the throne after killing his cousin Duncan I in battle, and was himself defeated and killed by Malcolm III. He is chiefly remembered as the subject of Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth, in which the historical events are considerably embroidered.

Subjects: British History.


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