Person:William Wallace (8)

Sir William "Braveheart" Wallace
b.1270 Scotland
d.23 Aug 1305 England
Facts and Events
Name Sir William "Braveheart" Wallace
Gender Male
Birth? 1270 Scotland
Military? 22 Jul 1296 Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland Combatant of Falkirk
Military? 11 Sep 1297 Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland Combatant of Stirling Bridge
Death? 23 Aug 1305 England
Reference Number? Q82457?


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Sir William Wallace (; Norman French: ; born , died 23 August 1305) was a Scottish knight who became one of the main leaders during the First War of Scottish Independence.

Along with Andrew Moray, Wallace defeated an English army at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in September 1297. He was appointed Guardian of Scotland and served until his defeat at the Battle of Falkirk in July 1298. In August 1305, Wallace was captured in Robroyston, near Glasgow, and handed over to King Edward I of England, who had him hanged, drawn and quartered for high treason and crimes against English civilians.

Since his death, Wallace has obtained an iconic status far beyond his homeland. He is the protagonist of Blind Harry's 15th-century epic poem The Wallace and the subject of literary works by Sir Walter Scott and Jane Porter, and of the Academy Award-winning film Braveheart. He was first cousin to Roger de Kirkpatrick. Roger himself was a third cousin to Robert the Bruce.

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