What is The Holingshed Chronicles all about?  Is this Shakespeare's main source for Macbeth? It is for my English 1V class.

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Shakespeare drew from many sources when he wrote-- the Holingshed Chronicles of England was one of these. From this source he drew much of his historical knowledge, as Holingshed was the definitive historical source of that time. The story of Macbeth comes from this source. However, Shakespeare changed several characters to meet the theatrical purpose of the play. In Holingshed’s account Macbeth is older than Duncan, but Shakespeare reverses their ages and Duncan is portrayed as the older of the two.

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