macbeth | Imagined 19th century portrait of Macbeth (1005 - 1057) King of Scotland. Not like the Shakespeare MacBeth. Rued for 17 years, made pilgrimage to Rome in 1050, gave to the poor. Slain in battle by Malcolm, son of Duncan I, who was slain by MacBeth. Duncan I is my 29th GGF. Malcolm my 28th GGF. Macbeth my 1st cousin (30 generations ago)
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Malcolm II, the start of the family tree for the Real Macbeth.
Duncan I (Donnchad mac Crinain) - King of Alba, 1034-40. Known as 'An t-Ilgarach', the Diseased, this is the King Duncan in Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'
Princess Joan of England (1321 - 1362). Daughter of King Edward II and Queen Isabella of France. She married David II of Scotland and had no children.
James IV, King of Scotland, Husband of Margaret Tudor, grandfather of Mary Queen of Scots James IV (17 March 1473 – 9 September 1513) was King of Scots from 11 June 1488 to his death. He is generally regarded as the most successful of the Stuart monarchs of Scotland, but his reign ended with the disastrous defeat at the Battle of Flodden Field, where he became the last monarch from Great Britain to be killed in battle.
Henry I, King of England - The fourth son of William the Conqueror, Henry succeeded his elder brother William II as King in 1100 and defeated his eldest brother, Robert Curthose, to become Duke of Normandy in 1106. He married Princess Matilda of Scotland to unite the Normans and Saxons.
On August 14, 1040 AD, Mac Bethad mac Findlaích, Mormaer of Moray, today better known as Macbeth, killed the Scottish King Duncan I. to become the new King of Scottland. But, he has to commit further murder to maintain his power. So far the story goes. Most of the rest we know from Shakespeare's adaptation of the historical events is merely pure fiction...