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... LE # 257858556 In 1603, James VI, the king of Scotland, succeeded Queen Elizabeth I on the English throne, becoming King James I of England. In August 1606, he was at Hampton Court, a palace near London, entertaining his brother-in-law, King Christian of Denmark. For their sake, a play- written by the best dramatist of that time, William Shakespeare- was enacted. This play was Macbeth.
Shakespeare came across Macbeth's story in Raphael Holinshed's Chronicles of Scotland (1577). An otherwise brave and noble man, Macbeth was ruined by his own over-ambition when, for the sake of gaining the Scottish throne for himself, he murdered Duncan, the king of Scotland. Shakespeare developed this historical sto...