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Macbeth is known as one of Shakespeares greatest tragic plays of all time It is interesting to know that four out of seven Hamlet Othello King Lear and Macbeth of the legends best works were written after King James I took Shakespeares company The Lord Chamberlains Men under his own patronage and renamed them The Kings Men In fact Shakespeare seems to go to great lengths to appease his biggest fan After all he may have been one of the greatest playwrights of all time but Shakespeare was a businessman first and foremost Macbeth is perhaps the greatest example of Shakespeares ventures to please the boss guy It also remains incomplete which may be the most tragic part of Shakespeares legacy King James I was not always King James I He was born James Charles Stuart on June 19 1566 at Edinburg Castle in Scotland His father Lord Darnley was murdered in early 1567 before young James was one year old His mother Mary was imprisoned in England by her cousin Queen Elizabeth and 19 years later in February of 1587 was executed for her part in the conspiracy to assassinate Queen Elizabeth So like most royalty of the age James never knew his parents He was crowned King James VI of Scotland five days after his fathers death at the tender age of thirteen months Of course James did not actually start ruling his native land of Scotland until the age of nineteen In 1603 upon the death of Queen Elizabeth King James IV ascended to the English throne He had already been king of Scotland for 36 years and was now known as King James VI of Scotland I of England Under King James IVIs rule both Scotland and England experienced something relatively new For the first time a Scottish monarch was able to keep firm control of a distant land There was peace during his reign both with his subjects and
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