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Who was Macbeth?

Saturday 3 December 2022, 10.00AM to 4:00pm

Speaker(s): Gillian Waters BA MA PGDip PGCE

The name Macbeth is well-known from Shakespeare’s play of that name, and his infamous assassination of Duncan I of Scotland, but the reality is very different. This day course will examine the career of the historical Macbeth, Mormaer of Moray, his involvement in the death of Duncan I, and Macbeth’s accession to the Scottish throne. We will also explore why Macbeth, who ruled Scotland for 17 years before he was eventually defeated in battle, became the subject of Shakespeare’s play.

Tutor: Gillian Waters BA MA PGDip PGCE

Term: Autumn

Day: Saturday

Start Date: 3 December 2022

Time: 10am-4pm

No. of weeks: 1

Full fee: £49 


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Location: The King's Manor, University of York, Classroom-based