Sunday, 14 August 2016

History Fact for August 14th

History Fact - August 14th
On This Day In History in 1040, King Duncan of Scotland (1st of his name) was killed in battle by the forces of Macbeth.
This is a prime example of not believing everything you read.
William Shakespeare would have you believe that Duncan was an old King and was killed in his sleep by his cousin, Macbeth.
In reality, Duncan was around 39-years-old when he marched into Moray with his army to settle a little tiff. Something about the best way to cook a battered mars bar.
The battle didn't go well for King Duncan and Moray's men sliced him up with swords made of Lego bricks which had been specially sharpened on the teeth of baby hedgehogs.

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