Sir William Wallace

c.1270-1305


William Wallace, the second son of a Scotish knight, rallied opposition to English rule and on 11th September 1297 defeated an English force at Stirling Bridge. After recapturing Berwick and invading northern England he was made a Scottish knight.

His career took a dive on 22 July 1298 at the Battle of Falkirk, where his army was defeated by an English force under the personal command of King Edward I.

Eventually Wallace was taken to London and executed there in 1305.


William Wallace Links

The National Wallace Monument
The Scottish Wars of Independence
The Trial of Scotsman William Wallace, 1306
The William Wallace Web page
William Wallace
Images of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce
Sir William Wallace (Clan McAlister of America pages)
'Trojan horse' fort stormed by Scots is excavation target - 11/12/01 Linlithgow


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