Cowart's Common Room
Curiouser and curiouser.

We went for a womble on our day off yesterday and ended up stumbling across the burial site of the Thanes of Cawdor Very Happy
The quest to find out more about the obviously Medieval ruined church has sent me on a quest to find out more (sorry but we didn't take any photos yet but we'll be back...).

My quick 10 minute google this morning has opened several cans of worms to be investigated including...

1.MacBeth was never Thane of Cawdor.

2.Shakespeares innacuracies are mainly the fault of the first principal of Aberdeen University.

3.Who was the current Dowagers Father?

curiosity may have killed the cat but its endlessly fascinating

Posted at 12th Feb 2013 - 04:39PM   Posted by Fairy Nuff   Curiouser and curiouser. Comments: 6

Fennie's Avatar I'd like to know - if you come across it - who the original Beth was, that MacBeth was the son of. Is it a Gaelic name?

Posted by: Fennie on 12th Feb 2013 at 05:39PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Shocked berlimey . . . google on . . .

Posted by: Westerwitch on 12th Feb 2013 at 10:25PM

Camilla's Avatar Interesting FN, would love to know if you find out more.

Posted by: Camilla on 12th Feb 2013 at 11:35PM

Blackbird's Avatar I'm waiting for photos, please. What an adventure.

Posted by: Blackbird on 13th Feb 2013 at 05:16AM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar Funnily enough Fennie his father was called Finlay (Findlaich) and Macbeths full name was Mac Bethad mac Findlaích. I would suspect then that Macbeth wasn't the firstborn son, I shall search some more...

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 13th Feb 2013 at 09:10AM

Salle de Bain's Avatar This is fascinating...more please!

Bethad sounds a bit like the old Gaelic word for 'life'

Posted by: Salle de Bain on 14th Feb 2013 at 12:15PM

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