The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0663 Friday, 14 July 2006
From: Geralyn Horton <
Date: Thursday, 13 Jul 2006 13:25:00 -0400
Subject: 17.0656 Lady Macbeth
Comment: Re: SHK 17.0656 Lady Macbeth
John Ramsay <
>If Geralyn had spelled it 'Gruach' on the internet, she might have
gotten different results.
>Perhaps ones she did not want?
Fortunately, Google suggests alternate spellings. I did follow up "a"
as well as "o", and it was one of these findings that prompted my
All I want is a coherent narrative. A supposedly "historically
accurate" Gruach entry says that Malcolm, son of Duncan, murdered
Macbeth's father in 1020, flew to England after Duncan's death, and
became king (probably after murdering Lulach) in 1058 at the age of 27.
These dates are blatantly impossible. If the age and coronation dates
are accurate, Malcolm son of Duncan was the perpetrator of a murder that
happened 4 years before he was born.
Or these are different Malcolms.
But thanks to all, esp. off-list, who have given me pointers to works
accessible through Interlibrary loan. I am following up.
I am cheered to be looking things up during the exact July 4th-Aug 4th
period in which the Guttenberg Project has made 100s of 1000s of
ordinarily restricted online texts available to non-scholars for free
download. Alas, my search skills have not turned up anything useful in
this treasure-trove-- so far.
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