The History of Leith

July 18, 2008

Sir William Wallace (c. 1272-76 – 23 August 1305)

Sir William Wallace (c. 1272-76 – 23 August 1305 was a Scottish knight, landowner, and patriot who is known for leading a resistance during the Wars of Scottish Independence.

Along with Andrew Moray, he defeated an English army at Stirling, and became Guardian of Scotland, serving until his defeat at the Battle of Falkirk. After several years in hiding, Wallace was eventually found in Scotland and handed over to Edward I of England, who had him executed for treason. for more click here

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