Note to Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 8, lines 54-55:

"Behold, where stands / The usurper's cursed head"


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According to Holinshed, Shakespeare's primary source for Macbeth, Macbeth's head was placed on a pike. In Shakespeare's time, traitors' heads were placed on pikes and mounted over the south entrance to London Bridge, very near Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.



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