Duncan's Death

What really happened to this king?

The Real Truth

Duncan the king of Scotland was murdered in the castle of Macbeth the thane of Galmis and Cawdor at midnight on 12th November 1556. The king was murdered on his bed with a dagger . Two grooms of king were also dead; covered with blood of Duncan on their face and with the dagger used to kill him.

Macduff was first one to react said in horror said that "murder hath broke ope the lord`s antinone and stole thence the life of building".Soon after this there was lot of commotion in the castle and the alarm bell was rung. Everybody was informed about this incident. Macbeth was very upset and expressed his distress and great loss by saying that "the wine of life is drawn and the mere lees is left this vault to brag of". He also went to the extent of showing his love and affection towards the king by adding that "Had I but died an hour before this chance". On the other hand Malcolm and Donalbain the king`s sons did not have much to say and remained silent.

Lady Macbeth fainted as Macbeth was giving the explanation of his repent of fury which had made him to kill the guards of the king. Banquo (nobleman) showed his determination of finding the killer by saying that" against the undivulged pretence I fight of treasonous malice".The people of Scotland were also shocked at Duncan's murder. The night Duncan was murdered was very wild. People heard lamenting painful ghostly cries. Many of the chimneys were blown down. Some people said that they could hear Screeching of owl.

Since Malcom and Donalbain both have escaped from the castle and left the country. So they are considered to be main suspects of Duncan`s murder. While Macbeth was the next closest to king after his sons so he was made the king. Coronation of Macbeth is going to take place soon. The killer of king's mystery still unsolved.

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Despot King of Scotland, Macbeth, Dies In Battle With Malcolm.

Macbeth, who ascended to the throne by murdering its rightful occupants, died in a battle with Malcolm. While avenging the murder of his father, King Duncan of Scotland, Malcolm killed the despotic King of Scotland, Macbeth. Macbeth ruled Scotland for a period of months before his death. Projected to be in his forties, Macbeth rose to prominence in Duncan's court by virtue of being a great killing machine. The former Thane of Glamis was known for a "Vaulting ambition" that best expressed itself on the battlefield, where he was once known to have a foe.

Perhaps more than his military prowess, Macbeth's ambition most clearly defined the man. Macbeth is known to have experienced visions of wild imagination, a condition of which his wife, Lady Macbeth, who proceeds him in death, once said, "My Lord is often thus,/And hath been from his youth" . Macbeth's ambitions were said to be fueled by his visions of future kingship. His accomplishments as Thane of Glamis spurred King Duncan to make Macbeth Thane of Cawdor. However, as Duncan lie sleeping a guest of Lord and Lady Macbeth, the newly minted Thane of Cawdor allegedly conspired with his wife to murder the sleeping king.

Once he had seized the throne, Macbeth's bravery and courage on the battlefield were abandoned for despotism once he ruled