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  1. Background Personal seal of Sir William Wallace, found on a letter written on 11 October 1297, to the mayor of Lübeck, Germany. William Wallace was a member of the lesser nobility, but little is definitely known of his family history or even his parentage.

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    • 1297–1305
  2. Apr 2, 2014 · 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. Updated: Mar 31,...

  3. Sir William Wallace (c. 1270–August 5, 1305) was a Scottish knight and freedom fighter during the Wars of Scottish Independence. Although many people are familiar with his story as told in the film Braveheart, Wallace’s story was a complex one, and he has reached an almost iconic status in Scotland. Did You Know?

  4. Apr 19, 2021 · Sir William Wallace (c. 1270-1305) was a Scottish knight and national hero who fought for his country's independence from England. Wallace famously led the Scots to victory against a larger English army at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in September 1297.

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  5. May 3, 2022 · 1. Little is known about William Wallace’s life before Edward I’s invasion in 1296. Historical records of Wallace’s early life are sparse. His seal was found on the 1297 Lübeck letter, which...

  6. Nov 22, 2022 · William Wallace was put on trial in London. This was largely for show, and Wallace had no chance of winning his case. After the court found Wallace guilty of treason on August 23, 1305, Wallace was sentenced to die in one of the most painful ways imaginable. Wallace was sentenced to be hung, drawn, and quartered.

  7. Aug 1, 2021 · The heroic Scottish warrior who inspired Braveheart, William Wallace led his people in their rebellion against the English until his torturous death in 1305. In 1995, Mel Gibson rode to box office riches as William Wallace, the legendary Scottish warrior who fought for his country’s independence in the late 13th century.

  8. Battle of Falkirk, (July 22, 1298) battle fought between the army of King Edward I of England and Scottish resistance forces under the command William Wallace at Falkirk in Scotland ’s Central Lowlands. The decisive English victory shattered Wallace’s coalition and destroyed his reputation as a general. Context Edward I

  9. Oct 17, 2016 · FREEDOM! The Real Life and Death of Sir William Wallace Benjamin Hale | Biographies | October 17, 2016 Many people know the name William Wallace. In the clip below, Mel Gibson plays him in the film Braveheart (1995), and it is just one of many examples of how the name William Wallace lives on to this present day.

  10. Below is the article summary. For the full article, see William Wallace . Sir William Wallace, (born 1279, probably near Paisley, Renfrew, Scot.—died Aug. 23, 1305, London, Eng.), Scottish national hero. Son of a small landowner, he began his attacks on English settlements and garrisons in 1297, after Edward I declared himself ruler of Scotland.

  11. Oct 7, 2020 · William Wallace is one of Scotland’s greatest national heroes – a legendary figure who lead his people in a noble quest for freedom from English oppression. Immortalised in Mel Gibson’s Braveheart, it’s time to ask exactly what the truth behind the legend is. Discovering the real William Wallace Listen Now 1. Obscure beginnings

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