Macbeth and the Witches
John Bellenden (16th century)
Whar did Shakespeare get his ideas fae?
The extract in the doonload (below) is taen frae a translation by John Bellenden o the History and Chronicles of Scotland scrievit in Latin by Hector Boece. James V of Scotland speirit efter Bellenden tae owerset it. It wis printit in Edinburrae aroon 1536. It wid be gey possible that Shakespeare read it.
Tak a leuk at the extract - hoo dis the accoont differ frae Shakespeare’s version of events.
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