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Cordelia
Nationality Scottish
Occupation Witch
First appearance "The Foretelling"
Last appearance "The Foretelling"
Episode count 1 Episode
Played by Gretchen Franklin

Cordelia (played by Gretchen Franklin), is one of a triad of three haggard witches. Named Goneril, Regan and Cordelia after King Lear's daughters, they foretell that Edmund shall become king, despite him referring to them as "hideous crones", "loathsome drabs" and "snaggle-toothed vultures".

It is only after he leaves that they realise they've mixed him up with Henry Tudor (i.e. the genuine Macbeth). They appear to make this mistake frequently.

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