The king shouts "Oh valiant cousin!
Another witch offers to help with a bit of magical wind.
After the banquet,every one of the other warlords in Scotland knows that Macbethkilled Banquo for no good reason, and that he is mentally imbalanced,and that they are themselves in danger.
(In Holinshed, Banquo is Macbeth's accomplice.
This explainsthe appearance of the messenger to warn Lady Macduff just before she is killed --this episode does not contribute otherwise to the drama -- andafterwards, Lady Macbeth's repetitive writing during her sleepwalking.
Macbeth was not named "Lady", but "Gruoch"(GROO-och).
While people pretended to believe in"the divine right of kings" and "lawful succession", continuing effective leadership was assured by warlords killingoff the less capable family members.The name "Macbeth" means "son of life",and is a Christian name rather than a patronymic (hence the "b"is lower case.) Macbeth would have signedhis friends' high schoolyearbooks "Macbeth mac Findlaech"(McFinley).
ThenDuncan managed to killhis rivals and seize the throne.
In a world withoutanesthesia or safe surgery (i.e., both Macbeth's and Shakespeare's), if a woman was unable todeliver a child due to its being too large to pass throughthe birth canal, both she and the child would die unlessa "cesarean section" was performed.
Macbeth allied with Thorfinn of Orkney, a Norseman.
In 1032, Gillacomgain and fifty other people were burnedto death in retribution for the murder of Findlaech,probably by Macbeth and allies.The historical Mrs.