The facts about another king libeled by Shakespeare

The discovery several months ago of the remains of King Richard III- a good king who may or may not have killed the Princes in the Tower, but was certainly innocent of nearly all the other charges Shakespeare preferred against him- sparked renewed interest many quarters in the historical Richard, as opposed to the fictional one made famous by Tudor propagandists like Old Will.

Here are the historical facts about another king libeled by Shakespeare: Macbeth- who had as good a claim to the Scottish throne as King Duncan and who killed him not by sneaking into his bedroom at night, but in open battle.

HT: Real Clear History


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