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Mel Gibson played him in Braveheart, but William Wallace was, of course, also a real was Scotland’s greatest hero. William Wallace was a knight who became one of the main leaders during the Wars of Scottish Independence in the late 13th and early 14th : Britain Magazine. William Wallace, a Scottish knight, became a central early figure in the wars to secure Scottish freedom from the English, becoming one of his country's greatest national heroes. An in-depth study of one of Scotland's greatest heroes - indeed a hero for every human being who prizes liberty above safety and comfort. Even while knowing how the story would end, Tranter makes the saga sing with human warmth, passion and a deep understanding of why all people should fight with every fiber of their being for liberty and the right of self government/5. William Wallace of Elderslie, younger son of a country knight, came to fame through his active opposition to the aggressive imperialism of England's King Edward I. From political and social obscurity he seized control of the reins of government and became the first leader of his people in a war of liberation against a far larger and richer enemy--England--that would last for more than 60 s: 1.
After William Wallace’s father and brother are killed in battle against the English, Wallace is sent to continental Europe to be educated. He returns to Scotland as an adult (played by Gibson) and marries his childhood sweetheart, Murron (Catherine McCormack.) When English soldiers try to rape Murron, Wallace saves her but the soldiers make a second attempt and she is captured and executed. William Wallace - The Wallace - is world famous; a national hero who fought and died to free Scotland from English rule. William is thought to have been the younger son of a Scots landowner, Alan Wallace. In the Scotichronicon, around the end of the 14th century, Walter Bower describes Wallace as. Unique Gifts and Souvenirs Celebrating Scotland’s National Hero. The National Wallace Monument has told the story of William Wallace, Scotland’s first national hero, for over years, and today it is managed and operated by Stirling District Tourism, an independent charity. The Society of William Wallace, for example, is a non-political organization “dedicated to upholding the memory of Scotland’s great patriotic hero.” And on Aug. 23, , the th anniversary of Wallace’s death was marked with a memorial service in the House of Commons, along with a series of events across Scotland.
Much of William Wallace’s life remains a mystery as historians disagree over the facts surrounding the hero’s eventful life. The exact circumstances of the patriot’s birth are unknown but it is believed that he was born around , either at Elderslie near Paisley or Ellerslie in Ayrshire, into a minor noble family. - Wallace is appointed Guardian of Scotland but is then defeated by Edward I at the Battle of Falkirk. - Wallace visits Paris and Rome acting as a representative of the Scots. Towards the end of these years he returns to Scotland where he tries to re-ignite the fire of independence. - Death of William Wallace (execution. Wallace’s place in the history of Scotland is second to none. A biography at says: “William Wallace is one of Scotland's greatest national heroes, undisputed leader of the Scottish resistance forces during the first years of the long and ultimately successful struggle to free Scotland from English rule at the end of the 13th Century.”. This book brings the William Wallace story up to date with the lastest dicoveries by Scottish scholars. found this helpful. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. Robert M. Wallace. out of 5 stars A Sympathetic Introspective Critique Of Scotland's Greatest Patriot! Reviewed in the United States on July 1, The movie "Braveheart Reviews: 7.