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Wells, Catherine. www.sff.net. Special Libraries Association. Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association. (2007). 19 January 2010. Macbeths father was Findlaech, the Mormaer of Moray, and his grandfather was Ruadhri. In 1020, Findlaech was challenged for rule of Moray by his two nephews, Malcolm and Gillecomgain, and killed. Malcolm then became ruler in Findlaech's place. Macbeth would have been 15 at the time, and quite possibly in fosterage somewhere outside of Inverness, the capital of Moray. It was the common practice of nobles to have their sons fostered from age 7 to age 17, the "age of choice." Macbeth returned to his home upon turning 17, there to gain practical experience both in the art of war and the management of his family's assets: cattle, sheep, and grain. Whatever the circumstances, Duncan went up against Macbeth and lost. Duncan was buried with previous kings on the sacred Isle of Iona. Macbeth was now the biggest dog on the hill, and he rode to the capital city of Scone to claim the high kingship for himself. Ellis, Peter Berresford ehistory.osu.edu- MacBeth- Barnes & Noble Books- New York, (1993) 19 January 2010. He was born in 1005 at Alba, Scotland and died on August 15th 1057 at Lumphanan-in-Mar, Scotland. He is considered by historians as the last of the galic kings of Scotland, but has become less of a historical figure and more of a fictional character, ultimately by William Shakespeare. He was born the same year as his grandfather Malcolm the 2nd became king. At the age of seven MacBeth was sent away to be educated The term of study usually lasted about ten years. In 1020, at age fifteen, his cousins Malcolm and Gillecomgain killed MacBeth's father. The reason escaped history, but it could have been that Findlaech MacRuaridh had established a warm relationship with the House of Atholl. As for MacBeth, not much is known about him at this time, it is...
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