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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

So are YOU a descendant of Macbeth?!

Apart from the sense that Macbeth may generically represent the battle of every man against his baser nature, I was thrilled to find out that my family has an even more personal and IRL connection with Shakespeare's play Macbeth!

My extremely cool Uncle Steve is into genealogical research and he's done a TON of it. As it just so happens, he even reads my blog sometimes! Aw. Isn't that nice? He wrote saying he had seen my last post on Macbeth, and is SO super nice (have I said that already?) that he sent me some stuff he'd found related to what we were studying! Yep. Cool. Anyway, somewhere in his research he had run across the fact that my dad's side of the family is actually descendant from the in real life King Duncan I and his son Malcolm III, the historical figures on whom Shakespeare based his work.

Of course, I simply had to share. It may be my only claim to fame! ;)

Donnchad I
King Duncan I
King Malcolm III

Malcum Camnoir

Can you see the family resemblance?



Tammy Glaser said...

Wow! What a striking resemblance!!! (And that is really cool!)

Noelle Goforth said...

That's so exciting! We're sort of related then, or rather in-laws ;-). The Goforth family tree traces way back to that line too. St. Margaret of Scotland, Malcom III's wife is my favorite historical woman of all time.

Dawn Duran said...

Wow, Amy. That is really cool! I'm glad you shared:).

Celeste said...

That is so neat!

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