"Lady Macbeth, one would suppose, had a will of her own"
Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth
Public DomainEllen Terry as Lady Macbeth (1889) - Credit: John Singer Sargent

Lady Macbeth is a character in Shakespeare's play Macbeth in which she persuades her husband to murder King Duncan so that he may become king.

Macbeth was a real historical figure who ascended the throne of Scotland in 1040, but the events of the play are not historically correct. Similarly, although Macbeth had a wife, Queen Gruoch, the events of her life do not match those of Lady Macbeth.