Macbeth the King

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Hodder & Stoughton, Sep 13, 2012 - Fiction - 400 pages
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Across a huge colourful canvas, ranging from the wilds of Scotland to
Norway, Denmark and Rome, here is the story of the real MacBeth.

Set aside Shakespeare's portrait: read instead of his struggle to make
and save a united Scotland.

In this impressively researched and vivid portrayal, Tranter belies the
popular perception of a savage, murderous ambitious king. Instead, he
tells of MacBeth's struggle to make and save a united Scotland; his
devotion to his great love, the young Queen Gruoch; the humane laws they
fought for; the great battle they were forced to fight. And the terrible
price they paid.

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User Review  - drmaf - LibraryThing

There's no doubt that Macbeth got a very unfair deal from the Bard and has been wrongly portrayed as an arch-villain ever since. Tranter. working from the very sketchy records of the time, does his ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

One of Scotland`s best-loved authors, Nigel Tranter wrote over ninety novels on Scottish history. He died at the age of ninety on 9 January 2000.

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