William Wallace Braveheart Sword

Finally William Wallace’s Braveheart Sword. William Wallace is one of Scotland’s greatest national heroes and 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.

William Wallace’s place as a hero in Scottish history is assured and there can be little doubt that he has always been revered as a self-effacing and passionate patriot by later generations of Scots. Unlike the conniving Scottish nobles who had collaborated with the English in return for financial benefits, Wallace had never sought personal fame nor benefited from it. He had accrued neither wealth nor land.

In a climate of lawlessness in 1291, William Wallace’s father was killed in a skirmish with English troops. It is likely that the death of his father at the hands of the English contributed to Wallace’s lifelong desire to fight for his nation’s independence. However, little is known about Wallace’s life during this period, except that he lived the life of an outlaw, moving constantly to avoid the English, and occasionally confronting them with characteristic ferocity.

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